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want to move files in a dir into different directories based on the filename

I want to move the files in a dir to different dirs based on their file names.

Ex: i have 4 different files with name -
CTS_NONE_10476031_MRL_PFT20081215a.txt
CTS_NONE_10633009_MRL_PFT20091020a.txt
CTS_NONE_10345673_MRL_PFT20081215a.txt
CTS_NONE_10872456_MRL_PFT20091020a.txt

and the 1st file should go to the dir 'OLD_10476031', 2nd file into dir 'OLD_10633009' , 3rd into dir OLD_10345673 and so on.

tried differnt ways in ksh script but none are working correctly Image

I have a HP-UX machine and using KSH.

Thanks in advance for help.
# 2  
In Ksh:
Code:
for file in *.txt
do
dirname=`echo $file | cut -d '_' -f3`
mv $file $dirname/
done


cheers,
Devaraj Takhellambam

Last edited by devtakh; 03-10-2010 at 05:59 AM.. Reason: syntax
# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by devtakh
In Ksh:
Code:
for file in *.txt
do
dirname=`echo $file | cut -d '_' -f3`
mv $file $dirname/
done


cheers,
Devaraj Takhellambam

Just added OLD_ to the dir name

Code:
 
for file in *.txt
do
dirname=`echo $file | cut -d '_' -f3`
path1=OLD_${dirname}
mv $file $path1/
done

# 4  
Small addition Deva.

Code:
for file in *.txt
do
dirname=`echo $file | cut -d '_' -f3`
ndirname="OLD_"$dirname
mv $file $ndirname/
done


Last edited by pludi; 03-10-2010 at 06:34 AM.. Reason: code tags, please...
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Looks perfect. thanx guys Smilie

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