Bash script to copy timestamps of multiple files

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Old 08-08-2011
Bash script to copy timestamps of multiple files

Hi, I have a bunch of media files in a directory that have been converted (from MTS to MOV format), so my directory contains something like this:


The problem is that the .mov files that have been created have the timestamps of the conversion task, not the original timestamp of the .mts files. So I need to copy the timestamp of each .mts file to the .mov of the same name.

Someone suggested this one-line Bash script to solve a similar problem, using touch:

find . -maxdepth 1 -name '*.mts' -exec touch -r {} {}.mov \;

But the output file is supposed to be, not, so it doesn't quite work. How can I fix it? I guess this is a simple problem, but I'm new to Bash scripting.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-08-2011
for f in *.mts; do
 echo touch -r "$f" "${f%mts}mov"

If everything is OK remove echo.
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Old 08-08-2011
Works great! Thank you. Smilie
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