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Old 07-19-2006
Create Folder in Multiple Directories

Hi, I am trying to figure out how to have a folder created in multiple directories. For example /home is where we have over 1500 staff members directories, the staff members name is the name of directory under /home. I need to have a folder called "Desktop" created in every staff members directory. Any help is appreciated.

Thank You..
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Old 07-19-2006
assuming the username does in fact match the /home directory name, try something like this:
cd /
ls -1 /home | \
while read directory ; do
      if [[ -d /home/"$directory" ]]; then
            mkdir /home/"$directory"/Desktop
            chown "$directory" /home/"$directory"/Desktop

Last edited by reborg; 07-19-2006 at 05:32 PM.. Reason: add slight omission in code
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Old 07-19-2006
When I run this it gives me this error: line 12: syntax error near unexpected token `done' line 12: `done'
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Old 07-19-2006
Thank You..
# 5  
Old 07-19-2006
I made a small update to Jim's code to correct that problem.
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Old 07-19-2006
Sorry to bother you again but when I run it now I get this.

[[: not found
[[: not found
[[: not found
[[: not found
[[: not found

Thank You..
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Old 07-19-2006

on the very first line. It sounds like you are using csh...
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