[kwlug-disc] Need some advice/assistance on a script

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 17:02:21 EDT 2013


I ran Khalid's final iteration just before I left for work.  It definitely
got the files moved.  Left the empty directories intact, but the files seem
to be ok.


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Jonathan D. Poole <jpoole at digitaljedi.ca>wrote:

>   I’d personally rename spaces to underscores first, then run the mass
> move.
>
>
>     find . -name '* *' | while read fname
> do
>         new_fname=`echo $fname | tr " " "_"`
>
>         if [ -e $new_fname ]
>         then
>                 echo "File $new_fname already exists. Not replacing $fname"
>         else
>                 echo "Creating new file $new_fname to replace $fname"
>                 mv "$fname" $new_fname
>         fidone
>
>
>
>
>  *From:* R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:26 PM
> *To:* KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [kwlug-disc] Need some advice/assistance on a script
>
>   Khalid:  by inserting an "echo $FILE" in the if statement, I am seeing
> "Wanted/SFMW894/SFMW894-09"  Every part of the directory name is being
> truncated differently. The lowest directory is "SFMW891 to SFMW920 - Sunfly
> Most Wanted", the next one is correct in this case, but possibly only
> because it includes no spaces, and then the filename is truncated after the
> first space.
>
> Is this possibly a shell issue?  I am using the default shell in xubuntu.
>
> Brent
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>
>> Ech!
>>
>> 'rm -fr <mytopdir>'
>>
>> should probably be 'rmdir -pv <mytopdir>'
>>
>> Anything left behind is non-empty and needs further investigation.
>>
>> If you check and don't care about anything left behind, then run the 'rm
>> -fr'.
>>
>>
>> On 13-06-18 12:52 PM, unsolicited wrote:
>>
>>> Would:
>>>
>>> cd <mytopdir>
>>> find . -type d -execdir "mv -fv * <myparentdir>" \;
>>> rm -fr <mytopdir>
>>>
>>> do it?
>>>
>>> i.e. find the directories, within each found directory, execute the
>>> command.
>>>
>>> - don't move under topdir, to facilitate rm <mytopdir>
>>> (mv <newdir> <mytopdir> after the fact if useful)
>>>
>>> - probably want a v or inquire on that last rm, just in case something
>>> didn't move.
>>>
>>> On 13-06-18 12:15 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>>>
>>>> cd /your_directory
>>>>
>>>> # Iterate through files
>>>> for FILE in `find . -type f`
>>>> do
>>>>    # Don't move the file if it is already in the root directory
>>>>    if [ `dirname $FILE` != '.' ]; then
>>>>      mv $FILE .
>>>>    fi
>>>> done
>>>>
>>>> # Remove the directories
>>>> for DIR in `find . -type d`
>>>> do
>>>>    if [ `dirname $FILE` != '.' ]; then
>>>>      rm -rf $DIR
>>>>    fi
>>>> done
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM, R. Brent Clements
>>>> <rbclemen at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I need to do something dramatically destructive.  I want to take a large
>>>>> directory tree of folders, and collapse them all down to their root
>>>>> folder.  File collisions are irrelevant.  How would you guys do this?
>>>>> (assume for the moment that you would).
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