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Old 09-05-2011
move directories up one level

hi , could you help me with shell scripting

in a shell script i have these commands
a=`ls -R $dir | grep ./ `
cp -R ./$a/* ./$output/

with the first command i have all the directories with the second command i want to copy them in a new directory something like this

and the new directory tha the script will create is

thanks in advance !!!

Last edited by Franklin52; 09-06-2011 at 03:05 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
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Old 09-06-2011
I understand nothing. Why don't you just

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Old 09-06-2011
with the first command i have all the subdirectories

with the second command i want to copy them to a new directory

but when i try the cp -r olddir newdir it doesn't work

even if the ls command show the directories the copy command throws an error like

cp stat :can't find directories to copy (something like that)
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