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# 1  
Old 02-21-2012
Help for shell scripts for moving all files from one directory to another

Hi ,
Can you please check this code .I am getting the follwing error while executing the script.
Please help me out.
Code:
#rm /tmp/$$
#!/bin/ksh
dir_one="/usr/bin/sou"
dir_two="usr/bin/sou/temp"
for files in $dir_one/*.txt               
 do                                                                           
 if [ -a $files ]; then                                                                        
    mv $files $dir_two         
 else                                                                         
   echo "no files to move"             
 fi
done


I a m getting the below error done unexcepted


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Last edited by Franklin52; 02-21-2012 at 06:19 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
# 2  
Old 02-21-2012
1. The first line should always be the she-bang line #! /bin/ksh. I see that in your script, it's #rm /tmp/$$

2. And $$ refers to process ID of the current shell. What're you trying to do here: #rm /tmp/$$ ?

3. if [ -a $files ] --> What're you trying to do here? -a is binary AND operator.
# 3  
Old 02-21-2012
@balajesuri: -a is also the equivalent of -e in older Korn Shells.
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# 4  
Old 02-21-2012
Thanks Scrutinizer, that makes sense. I don't have much experience working on ksh. But still [ -a $files ] is an overkill in the script.

@soumyamishra: Try this one-liner:
Code:
find /usr/bin/sou/ -maxdepth 1 -name "*.txt" -exec mv {} /usr/bin/sou/temp/ \;


Last edited by balajesuri; 02-21-2012 at 06:33 AM..
# 5  
Old 02-21-2012
Hi..Thanks all for your help but i need to move both txt files and csv files all together.can you help me .
# 6  
Old 02-21-2012
why not just
Code:
mv /usr/bin/sou/*.txt /usr/bin/sou/temp/

This is much lighter.
# 7  
Old 02-21-2012
Thanks for your quick reply.How can i move all the file extension like .txt ,.csv,.pdf and .gz files all together using
Code:
find /usr/bin/sou/ -maxdepth 1 -name "*.txt" -exec mv {} /usr/bin/sou/temp/ \;


Last edited by Franklin52; 02-22-2012 at 04:33 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
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