Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Moving files from parent path to multiple child path using bash in efficient way Post 302942907 by Don Cragun on Sunday 3rd of May 2015 08:18:38 PM
Your requirement isn't clear.
  1. Does the file hierarchy you're modifying contain symbolic links matched by the patterns /Path/AdminUser/* and /Path/AdminUser/*/*? Your textual description didn't say anything about symbolic links, but your (non-working) code explicitly ignores them. If symbolic links are found, what do want to have done with them?
  2. Are you trying to move all files in the file hierarchy rooted in /Path/AdminUser/ up one level in that hierarchy to /Path/; or are you just trying to move regular files with pathnames matching the pattern /Path/AdminUser/*/*/Reports/*.txt to the corresponding pathname after removing AdminUser/ from the source pathname?
  3. If a directory in the target pathname does not already exist, should your script report an error and move on, should it create the missing directories, or should it silently ignore that source pathname?
  4. Do you want to leave the (empty) source directories in place after files are moved out of them, or should emptied directories be removed?
  5. Is the entire file hierarchy rooted in /Path in a single filesystem?
Instead of saying "It still threw error, can we also write it in an efficient way?", show us exactly what "error(s) it produces" (in CODE tags).

What do you believe it is doing inefficiently?
 
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LIBBASH(7)							  libbash Manual							LIBBASH(7)

NAME
libbash -- A bash shared libraries package. DESCRIPTION
libbash is a package that enables bash dynamic-like shared libraries. Actually its a tool for managing bash scripts whose functions you may want to load and use in scripts of your own. It contains a 'dynamic loader' for the shared libraries ( ldbash(1)), a configuration tool (ldbashconfig(8)), and some libraries. Using ldbash(1) you are able to load loadable bash libraries, such as getopts(1) and hashstash(1). A bash shared library that can be loaded using ldbash(1) must answer 4 requirments: 1. It must be installed in $LIBBASH_PREFIX/lib/bash (default is /usr/lib/bash). 2. It must contain a line that begins with '#EXPORT='. That line will contain (after the '=') a list of functions that the library exports. I.e. all the function that will be usable after loading that library will be listed in that line. 3. It must contain a line that begins with '#REQUIRE='. That line will contain (after the '=') a list of bash libraries that are required for our library. I.e. every bash library that is in use in our bash library must be listed there. 4. The library must be listed (For more information, see ldbashconfig(8)). Basic guidelines for writing library of your own: 1. Be aware, that your library will be actually sourced. So, basically, it should contain (i.e define) only functions. 2. Try to declare all variables intended for internal use as local. 3. Global variables and functions that are intended for internal use (i.e are not defined in '#EXPORT=') should begin with: __<library_name>_ For example, internal function myfoosort of hashstash library should be named as __hashstash_myfoosort This helps to avoid conflicts in global name space when using libraries that come from different vendors. 4. See html manual for full version of this guide. AUTHORS
Hai Zaar <haizaar@haizaar.com> Gil Ran <ril@ran4.net> SEE ALSO
ldbash(1), ldbashconfig(8), getopts(1), hashstash(1) colors(1) messages(1) urlcoding(1) locks(1) Linux Epoch Linux

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