Help with Archiving multiple files based on name and date

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# 15  
Old 08-03-2011
Shankar, this may be of help. You may need to tweak it a bit.



for file in $(ls -1 $FEED_DIR/File?_extract*)
    file_pfx=$(basename ${file%%_[0-9][0-9]*})

    echo $file_pfx

    [ -e $CURR_DIR/${file_pfx}* ] && mv $CURR_DIR/${file_pfx}* $ARCH_DIR

    mv ${file_pfx}* $CURR_DIR

#   Remove files that are 6 days or older, from the archive directory.

find $ARCH_DIR -name 'File?_extract*' -atime +6 -exec rm {} \;

# 16  
Old 08-03-2011
Ingenious, but not robust or in requirement.

He said the app writes them new file to $CURRENT_DIR, and the app is not to be touched. So, at best you have to move the file to /tmp first. That is expensive for big files, as mv becomes cp (twice) for change of file system, endangers the file if /tmp is too full or if unplanned reboot clears /tmp, and will change the mod time stamp.

find -mtime runs on real time, so you may get more or less than 6 files, and on mod time, so if the mod times get messed up, may not remove the right files at the right time.
# 17  
Old 08-03-2011
Good points, DGPickett. I may have misunderstood his requirements.

I am using -atime in the find command, with the assumption that once the file has been processed, it is not accessed again.
# 18  
Old 08-03-2011
Missed that, and never investigated the ramifications of atime. I think every open changes that. ctime might be before mtime, as it reflects non-time inode values. Time stamps are a fluffy thing, so using the file name date is safest, but drat that mdy date.

Staying on the fs with mv also means even if the file is open for write, it can move around without problems. After all, it is just an entry name and inode# in a dir node or two!
# 19  
Old 08-03-2011
DGPickett: When I execute the script it doesn't do anything or throw error.

g.pi: When I execute your script what ever is in the CURRENT goes to the ARCHIVE. But the new file from Source does not move to CURRENT.
Am I missing something?
for file in $(ls -1 $FEED_DIR/*.*)
    file_pfx=$(basename ${file%%_[0-9][0-9]*})

    echo $file_pfx

    [ -e $CURR_DIR/${file_pfx}* ] && mv $CURR_DIR/${file_pfx}* $ARCH_DIR

    mv ${file_pfx}*.* $CURR_DIR

#   Remove files that are 6 days or older, from the archive directory.

find $ARCH_DIR -name 'File?_extract*' -atime +6 -exec rm {} \;

Last edited by Franklin52; 08-06-2011 at 05:45 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples, thank you
# 20  
Old 08-03-2011
He assumed feed sir was not curr dir.

Forgot suffix! Fixed rm not to be mod time:
ls *_[01][0-9][0-3][0-9]20[0-3][0-9].csv | sed '
  s/\(.*\)_\([01][0-9][0-3][0-9]\)20\([0-3][0-9]\)\.csv/\3\2 \1 &/
 ' | sort | while read xxkey file_base file
 if [ $file_base = "$last_file_base" ]
  mv last_file $ARCHIVE_DIR # one at a time for simplicity
  while (( 6 < $(
               ls $ARCHIVE_DIR/${file_base}_[01][0-9][0-3][0-9]20[0-3][0-9].csv 2>/dev/null | wc -l
               ) ))
    ls $ARCHIVE_DIR/${file_base}_[01][0-9][0-3][0-9]20[0-3][0-9].csv | sed '
      s/.*_\([01][0-9][0-3][0-9]\)20\([0-3][0-9]\)\.csv/\2\1 &/
     ' | sort | read y x
    rm -f $x
 last_file=$file  last_file_base=$file_base

The beauty of scripting is you can try parts on your command line to see where it falls short or goes off track.

Last edited by DGPickett; 08-03-2011 at 06:57 PM..
# 21  
Old 08-03-2011
Adding one more point currently the files always has .CSV as the extension. Will there be a problem if the file extensions are different.
For example if we get files like:

The file type or name won't change.
On Aug1, if we get "HMIA_CLS_08012011.csv" then the next day we will be getting only
Similarly for "BAXT_INV_08022011.txt" the next file will be "BAXT_INV_08032011.txt"

Its always the MMDDYYYY before .txt or .csv changes.

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