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# 1  
Old 03-27-2014
RedHat Add file extensions to files EXCEPT the script that is issuing

Greetings all,

On a RedHat System - I am issuing a command from that will add a file extension to a listing of files in a directory. It works, but I need to script from having an extension added as well.

Here is what I have tried to no luck:

for file in `ls * | awk ' /\./{print $0}'`
mv ${file} ${file}.ARD

for f in $(find . -type f); do mv $f ${f}.ARD; done

ARD being the extension I need to append. but it keeps adding it to So at the end of the day I have, file1.ARD, file2.ARD, etc.

Any suggestions?
# 2  
Old 03-27-2014
You could always save $0 as a variable and clean up to only...

Then run your code and let it add .ARD at the end.

Finally mv /full/path/to/$var.ARD /full/path/to/$var , just a simple idea...
# 3  
Old 03-27-2014
A bit past my scripting skills but I will look into it. Can you provide an example of how I might accomplish this
# 4  
Old 03-27-2014
Why don't you put a
mv $0.ARD $0

after your loop?
Or, if that is a recent bash, try
shopt -s extglob
ls !($0)

# 5  
Old 03-27-2014
Demonstration code, OSX 10.7.5 default bash terminal...
# This script launched as ~/
echo "This script from my home drawer, $this_script..."
# Now simulate your addition of .ARD from your code...
mv ~/ ~/
# Check .ARD exists and original file doesn't...
ls -l ~/no_ext.*
# All other files also have .ARD at the end so....
mv ~/ $this_script
# Check it is back again and .ARD has gone...
ls -l $this_script*
# Set your permissions IF required, in my case 755...
chmod 755 $this_script
exit 0

Last login: Thu Mar 27 19:56:25 on ttys000
AMIGA:barrywalker~> chmod 755
AMIGA:barrywalker~> ~/
This script from my home drawer, /Users/barrywalker/
-rwxr-xr-x  1 barrywalker  staff  518 27 Mar 20:25 /Users/barrywalker/
-rwxr-xr-x  1 barrywalker  staff  518 27 Mar 20:25 /Users/barrywalker/
AMIGA:barrywalker~> _

# 6  
Old 03-27-2014
The files don't technically have extensions they are named along the lines of

# 7  
Old 03-28-2014
Where does .ARD come from then?

If all your filenames end with .EPOCHSTAMP then this a much different animal.
I am assuming ".EPOCHSTAMP" is an on the fly 10 digit number which WILL change every second.

As the first two numbers of the epoch should be 13xxxxxxxx then try something like...

(Off to work.)

Or more simply, (as you apparantly only have one script that is causing problems)...

Last edited by wisecracker; 03-28-2014 at 07:18 AM.. Reason: See above...
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