Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting How do I take out(remove) the date part in the file name in a script? Post 302871781 by kthri_82 on Thursday 7th of November 2013 01:07:21 AM
How do I take out(remove) the date part in the file name in a script?

Hi All,

I need to create links between two directories.

have multiple files in a specified location.
Source Location ex: /opt/xdm/input/
Target Location ex: /opt/xdm
input file names: 1. abc_app.aus.apac.yyyymmdd.dtd
2. abcd_app.aus.apac.yyyymmdd.dtd
I need to build a code that reads all the files from the location and cuts the date part from the file name and creates a soft link in a target directory.

Expected links files:
1. abc_app.aus.apac.dtd -- abc_app.aus.apac.yyyymmdd.dtd

There are separate dated directories for source and target and links will be created in those dated directories

can u help me out with the code?

Waiting for your reply!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LN(1)							      General Commands Manual							     LN(1)

ln - make links SYNOPSIS
ln [ -s ] sourcename [ targetname ] ln [ -s ] sourcename1 sourcename2 [ sourcename3 ... ] targetdirectory DESCRIPTION
A link is a directory entry referring to a file; the same file (together with its size, all its protection information, etc.) may have several links to it. There are two kinds of links: hard links and symbolic links. By default ln makes hard links. A hard link to a file is indistinguishable from the original directory entry; any changes to a file are effective independent of the name used to reference the file. Hard links may not span file systems and may not refer to directories. The -s option causes ln to create symbolic links. A symbolic link contains the name of the file to which it is linked. The referenced file is used when an open(2) operation is performed on the link. A stat(2) on a symbolic link will return the linked-to file; an lstat(2) must be done to obtain information about the link. The readlink(2) call may be used to read the contents of a symbolic link. Symbolic links may span file systems and may refer to directories. Given one or two arguments, ln creates a link to an existing file sourcename. If targetname is given, the link has that name; targetname may also be a directory in which to place the link; otherwise it is placed in the current directory. If only the directory is specified, the link will be made to the last component of sourcename. Given more than two arguments, ln makes links in targetdirectory to all the named source files. The links made will have the same name as the files being linked to. SEE ALSO
rm(1), cp(1), mv(1), link(2), readlink(2), stat(2), symlink(2) 4th Berkeley Distribution April 10, 1986 LN(1)

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