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Old 09-15-2009
It work's,
one last question : How can i only list files from a directory (no need the files in the subdirectory), ie list files and exclude the directorys.

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Old 09-15-2009
in such cases I'm usually using 'find' command. Below is one possible solution. (Here we need basename in one place, since 'find' adds relative path in front of found files)
# your source/target directory may change
# so save it better in a variable

# looking for all files in source directory
# dereferencing soft links, not going deeper in
# subdirs - just as you wanted :-)
for filename in $(find -L $SRC_DIR -maxdepth 1 -type f)
    # looking if corresponding file does not exist in target directory
    if ! test -e "${TRG_DIR}$(basename $filename)"
        # copy if it doesn't
        cp ${filename}  ${TRG_DIR}
    # don't sleep on your workplace :-)
    #sleep 30

I've commented 'sleep' because I think that it would be better to add the execution of your script to crontab.

Last edited by sidorenko; 09-15-2009 at 11:02 AM.. Reason: code comments added
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