Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers Move several files into specific directories with a loop Post 303044108 by SonnyClark on Friday 14th of February 2020 01:27:15 AM
Move several files into specific directories with a loop

Hello,

I'm a first time poster looking for help in scripting a task in my daily routine. I am new in unix but i am attracted to its use as a mac user.

Bear with me...

I have several files (20) that I manually drag via the mouse into several named directories over a network. I've used rsync to copy files from directories but i don't know how to move or copy the 20 jpgs into the corresponding 20 directories which have 01-20 as identifiers.
In other words, each jpg goes into a ]01_filename_100px
02_filename_200px...so on til
20_filename _3000px

I have searched the web for several days without an intelligent answer...

I believe I need an expression or a loop to accomplish this. I tried applescript, automator and rsync but I reached frustration... Smilie

Ideally I would like to use a standard mac process, like terminal.

Can someone point me to a resource? a book? a link?

Thanks

SonnyClark
 
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IGREP(1)                                                      General Commands Manual                                                     IGREP(1)

NAME
igrep - search images for matching metadata SYNOPSIS
igrep [options] pattern files... DESCRIPTION
The igrep utility is invoked as follows: igrep [options] pattern filename... Where pattern is a POSIX.2 regular expression (just like the Unix/Linux grep(1) command), and filename (and any following names) specify images or directories that should be searched. An image file will "match" if any of its metadata contains values contain substring that are recognized regular expression. The image files may be of any format recognized by OpenImageIO (i.e., for which ImageInput plugins are available). Example: $ igrep Jack *.jpg bar.jpg: Keywords = Carly; Jack foo.jpg: Keywords = Jack test7.jpg: ImageDescription = Jack on vacation For a complete description, see /usr/share/doc/libopenimageio-dev/openimageio.pdf.gz. OPTIONS
--help Print help message -i Ignore upper/lower case distinctions -v Invert match (select non-matching files) -E Pattern is an extended regular expression -f Match against file name as well as metadata -l List the matching files (no detail) -r Recurse into directories -d Print directories (when recursive) -a Search all subimages of each file SEE ALSO iconvert(1), idiff(1), iinfo(1), iprocess(1), iv(1), maketx(1), oiiotool(1). AUTHOR
OpenImageIO was written by Larry Gritz and the other authors and contributors. This manual page was written by IRIE Shinsuke <irieshinsuke@yahoo.co.jp>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others). May 19, 2012 IGREP(1)

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