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Old 05-23-2012
How to move files from a directory which falls between Date Range?

Hi All,

I am trying to to move files from a directory to another which falls from Current day - 7 days. The files are in zipped format with dates appended on it.

Can you pls help me as this came as a immediate change before the production Release planned next week.

Pls let me know if you have any questions.

# 2  
Old 05-23-2012
in what format the files have date. Also which OS and shell your are using
# 3  
Old 05-23-2012
do the dates reflect the file mtime? If so
touch -t 201205160000 /tmp/dummy
cd /old_directory
find . -type f -name '*zip*'  -newer  /tmp/dummy |
while read fname 
  echo " $fname will become /new_directory/$fname
#  mv $fname  /new_directory/$fname

See the #real part? run the code as is to verify if this is what you want. It is harmless. Do this FIRST.

If OK: Then edit the script and remove the # in front of the word mv
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Old 05-23-2012
find -type f '!' -mtime +7 /path/to/folder | while read FILE
        echo mv "$FILE" /path/to/dest/

Remove the 'echo' once you've tested to make sure it does what you want.
# 5  
Old 05-23-2012
Hi Shailesh,

The date is in 20120131 format. It is LINUX & ksh.

# 6  
Old 05-23-2012
Could you show an entire filename for reference?
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Old 05-23-2012
you can use this:
d=$(date '+%Y%m%d')
while [ $i -ge 0 ]
 printf "mv filename_$(expr $d - $i) /move/path/\n"
 i=$(expr $i - 1)

replace printf with mv command if this code does get what you want.

Last edited by 47shailesh; 05-23-2012 at 05:17 PM.. Reason: added mv to printf

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