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Old 08-18-2009
[bash] Parse files


I've 2 folder A and B, they have files with the same name but different content.
I mean

A contain---------> aa.txt, bb.txt, cc.txt

B contain---------> aa.txt, bb.txt, cc.txt

but aa.txt in A has different content from aa.txt in B.

I'd like to parse the homonyms files in pairs using a script bash. In other words I want analize both aa.txt, then both bb.txt, etc..

Any idea?

thanks in advance

# 2  
Old 08-18-2009
for file in A/*
  diff $file B/`basename $file`

# 3  
Old 08-18-2009

really it doesn't work.
Return with No file or directory. But both files are in the folders

Seems like an error on the path



Last edited by Dedalus; 08-18-2009 at 01:05 PM..
# 4  
Old 08-18-2009
Are you running the script in the same base directory as folder A and B. Otherwise modify your script accordingly to point it to the right place.
# 5  
Old 08-18-2009

really i give it the complete path like:

for file in /home/user/Desktop/A/*  do

    diff $file /home/user/Desktop/B/'basename $file'


# 6  
Old 08-18-2009
its not 'basename blah blah' its `basename blah blah`.

The ` indicates a shell escape.
# 7  
Old 08-18-2009
ok thank you

now it works

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