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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Script to order my video library :-) Post 302850997 by Don Cragun on Friday 6th of September 2013 08:07:08 AM
Old 09-06-2013
I tested the following using both ksh and bash on Mac OS X even with files named Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..mkv and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..jpeg and it did what I expected. Having quotes, multiple periods, and spaces in the name seemed like a reasonable test for things you're likely to encounter:
for i in *.*
do      if [ ! -f "$i" ]        # Verify that we have a regular file...
        then    continue        # if not; skip to next file.
        dir=${i%.*}             # Strip off the final filename extension.
        if [ ! -d "$dir" ]      # If the target directory is not present...
        then    mkdir "$dir"    # create it.
        mv "$i" "$dir"          # Move the file into the appropriate directory.

As written this would move the above two mentioned files and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..txt into a directory named Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. If you really don't want to move *.txt files into the directory with the assoiated movies with the same base name, change the line in the script:
for i in *.*

for i in *.flc *.mkv *.avi *.mpg

and add any other filename extensions you want to be processed to the list in the same way. You can put echo in front of the mkdir and mv commands to visually verify that it will do what you want; but, obviously, it won't actually create the directories or move the files as long as those echo commands remain in your script.

Note that this script (and yours) will fail if you have a text file named movie and a file such as movie.mkv because if won't be able to create the directory named "movie" if you already have another file with that name.
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