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Find all pdf an get make a folder from filename substring

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Old 11-14-2017
Find all pdf an get make a folder from filename substring

Hi ,

i need your advice.

i will find all *.pdf files and make a folder for every different prefix of file names.

for example:


at the and i will that i create ( if not exits ) a new folder "test" and "new" , afterwards i will move the file in this new folder.

i hope you kann help me

so long Maxwill

PS: sry for my engilsh

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Old 11-14-2017
Welcome to the forum.

Any attempts / ideas / thoughts from your side?
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Old 11-14-2017

yes i have bulid this

VAR=`find . -name *.pdf -print`
for file in $VAR;
   fname=`basename $file`
   mkdir -p ./$prefix
   mv $file ./$prefix/

but i get a problem when i have files like :

i will only the first letters until the first underscore.

so long Maxwill

Last edited by Maxwill; 11-14-2017 at 05:41 AM..
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Old 11-14-2017
Have you tried:

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