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Old 08-11-2011
Help with scipt to compare first level dir with its subdirectory

I was wondering if someone could help me or atleast push me in the right direction.

All my users have a folder with their username (i.e. john.doe ) some of these folders contain a subdirectory with the first letter of there first name and there lastname (i.e. jdoe )

I'm trying to create a script that will go through the first level of each users sub-directory and compare the users username (i.e. john.doe ) to the subdirectory and the subdirectory is named (i.e. jdoe ) then move all the contents up one level.

The username that are in this format (i.e. john.doe ) will be pulled from a text file.
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Old 08-11-2011
A sketch (not tested):
while read userdir; do
  if [ -d "$userdir" ]; then
    subdir="$userdir"/`echo "$userdir" | sed  's/^\(.\).*\.\(.*\)$/\1\2/'`
    if [ -d "$subdir" ]; then
       echo mv "$subdir"/* "$userdir"

Last edited by yazu; 08-11-2011 at 12:55 AM.. Reason: changed "$user" to "$userdir" and minor corrections
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