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SCP and then touch .done file

All, I am looking to make a script and wanted to see if anyone could help out.

The script will go through the directory, put a timestamp, transfer it and then create a touch $file.done script

HEre is my initial idea, but I don't think it will work properly. Anyone able to help me refine it to do what I need it to do?
Code:
for file in /directory
          do
           mv $file $file+`date`
           scp $file user@host:/
           ssh user@host 'touch /$file.done
           done


Last edited by markdjones82; 04-06-2010 at 04:13 PM..
# 2  
Code:
for file in /directory
          do
           mv $file $file+`date`   # this creates a new file name with spaces, $file no 
                                         #                     longer points to a valid file
           scp $file user@host:/          # $file is no longer here it is now $file Mon April 14...
           ssh user@host "touch /$file.done"  # what happens with duplicate file names
           done


I don't know what your requirements are. I see what you are doing, so if you explain what you need not how to do it we can help.
# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim mcnamara
Code:
for file in /directory
          do
           mv $file $file+`date`   # this creates a new file name with spaces, $file no 
                                         #                     longer points to a valid file
           scp $file user@host:/          # $file is no longer here it is now $file Mon April 14...
           ssh user@host "touch /$file.done"  # what happens with duplicate file names
           done

I don't know what your requirements are. I see what you are doing, so if you explain what you need not how to do it we can help.
Jim, here are my requirements:
transfer all files in directory to remote server after appending date with _YYYYMM.
When file is done create a file with the same name with extension .done on the remote server
# 4  
I think the best way to find out is to write the code and try it on some test directory and file. Like /tmp/<user> testfile1, testfile2, etc. Then we can see if there is any issue.

Thanks.
# 5  
I think this is what you want:
Code:
# make an archive directory if it is not there

[[ ! -d /directory ]]  && mkdir /directory/completed
cd /directory

for file in *
 do
           [[ -d $file ]] && continue  # skip subdirectories
           scp $file user@host:/
           mv $file /directory/completed/$file_$(date "+%Y%m")
           ssh user@host "touch /$file.done"
 done

If you plan to run this script more than once on a given directory then:
You need to move the files out of /directory and off someplace where the
"for file in *" will not find them.
# 6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim mcnamara
I think this is what you want:
Code:
# make an archive directory if it is not there

[[ ! -d /directory ]]  && mkdir /directory/completed
cd /directory

for file in *
 do
        
           scp $file user@host:/
           mv $file /directory/completed/$file_$(date "+%Y%m")
           ssh user@host "touch /$file.done"
 done

If you plan to run this script more than once on a given directory then:
You need to move the files out of /directory and off someplace where the
"for file in *" will not find them.
Jim that looks close to what I need, but I actually need to change the file name with the timestamp before i transfer it over to the remote server. I suppose I will need to create a "worker" directory to do the file renames

Also, with that code would the touched file on the remote server use the local scripts variable value of $file?

---------- Post updated at 04:48 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:29 PM ----------

how does this look????

Code:
for file in /dir/*
 do
           mv $file /archive/$file_$(date "+%Y%m")
           touch /archive/$file_$(date "+%Y%m").done
           scp /archive/$file_$(date "+%Y%m") user@host:/
           scp /archive/$file_$(date "+%Y%m").done user@host:/
done



---------- Post updated at 05:00 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:48 PM ----------

So, the script above does everything as expected, but it doesn't put the filename at the front.

it only uses the timestamp for the name: 201004 201004.done

Any ideas why?

Last edited by markdjones82; 04-06-2010 at 07:22 PM..
# 7  
Most likely, it is looking for a variable named $file_

Try using ${file}_ instead.

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