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Old 03-19-2020
Originally Posted by RudiC
Again: too many escapes. Drop one of the two back slashes in the read delimiter's -d definition. Same for ALL the escaped double quotes around file and directory names downstream.

Sure your sophisticated regex to analyse $n works reliably? I'd prefer to determine the number length upfront, and then dissect $n.
You might want to provide a default valuein case $DST is undefined, to avoid creating directories in root.

Thanks so much for pointing that out, now it works beautifully Smilie
So far it has been reliable, but i will look into changing it your suggestion.
Thanks again!

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