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moving the files in a.txt files to a different directory

HI All,

I am coding a shell script which will pick all the .csv files in a particular directoryand write it in to a .txt file, this .txt file i will use as a source in datastage for processing.

now after the processing is done I have to move and archive all the files in the .txt file to a different folder(say from folder a to folder b).

I am stuck at moving the files which are in the .txt to a different directory, can any one please give me a idea how can I pass the .txt to the shell script so thatit will moves the files which are in .txt.

Please give me some hint.

Thanks.
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Hi, do You have one file name per line in the .txt file and no other text in it?
Something like this would perhaps help, assuming your text file is called 1.txt:

Code:
while read filename; do
mv "filename" /target/directory
done < 1.txt

At least something to start with Smilie

Best regards,
Lakris
# 3  
Or
Code:
(IFS="
";mv $(cat infile.txt) newdir)

# 4  
Or maybe with:
Code:
xargs < 1.txt -i mv {} newdir


Last edited by Franklin52; 01-23-2011 at 08:38 AM..
# 5  
Or maybe like:

Quote:
awk '{print "mv " $1 " newdir"}' 1.txt | bash
(or pipe to csh or whatever shell you want I think).
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Thanks for the replies.I am able to move the files which are .txt to differnt dir.

Thanks a lot :-)

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