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Old 07-08-2011
Need Help - match file name and copy to Directory

I am trying to sort the following files from folder Bag to Apple, Cat Food, Dog Food. I can get all of the files I want into a new folder, but not sure of the best approch to get them to their final directory

My Files
cat food 101.ext
Cat Food 102.ext
Dog Food - 101 -Chicken.ext
Dog Food - 102 - Beef.ext

My Folders
Apple - Get All Files starting with apple here
Cat Food - get all cat food here
Dog Food - get all dog food here 
Bag - all My Files are here
Table - all the .ext here

I can
find ~/Bag -name "*.ext"  -exec cp {} ~/Table \;

just fine but I have no clue as to best way to sort from ~/Table to each of the folders

Trying to get this done but have been banging my head about it, Please help or point me in the right direction please

Last edited by radoulov; 07-08-2011 at 01:54 PM.. Reason: Additional code tags.
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Old 07-08-2011
This sounds like homework to me. We have a homeowrk forum.

cd ~/Bag
for fname in *
  echo "$fname | grep -q '\.ext$' || continue
  cp $fname ~/Table
  case "$val" in
     "apple*") dest=~/apple ;;
     "dog*")  dest~/'Dog Food' ;;     
  cp $fname ${dest}/$fname

This works only in the bash shell. You can add the extra stements needed to get all of the destinations defined.

Note: spaces in UNIX filenames are a PITA, and are usually inflicted on you only by windows applications. Note the ' ' around Dog Food.
# 3  
Old 07-08-2011
Thanks for your assist - it is not homework per se - I have no formal education in Unix or scripting, but am trying to learn. So far these forums have been great, but this one had me stumped...
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