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# 1  
Old 12-19-2007
need to move find results

I am looking for files of a certian type and logging them. After they are logged they need to be moved to a different directory. HOw can i incorporate that in my current script?

CSV_OUTFILE="somefile.csv"
find . -name W\* -exec printf "%s,%s,OK" {} `date '+%Y%m%d%H%M%S'` \; > ${CSV_OUTFILE}

They would need to be moved from the current directory to one at the same level. For example:

From ./name/inbox/file
To ./name/archive/file
# 2  
Old 12-19-2007
Have you considered using "mv" ?
# 3  
Old 12-19-2007
lol, yeah, let me clarify my question.

How can I apply the mv command to a list of find results?
# 4  
Old 12-19-2007
How about giving us an example of what the CSV output would be....
# 5  
Old 12-20-2007
cp

Hi,

i am not quiet sure about your req.
Suppose it is very close to follow:
Hint: Find all the .txt file in current directory, record them in file.log file and then copy them to the parent directory.

Hope you can finish it according to your exact requirements.


code:
Code:
for i in `find . -name \*.txt`
do
	echo $i >> file.log
	cp $i ../	
done

# 6  
Old 12-20-2007
I guess I'd better clarify a bit.

Here is my current script, it formats the output of the find command:

CSV_OUTFILE="somefile.csv"
find . -name W\* -exec printf "%s,%s,OK" {} `date '+%Y%m%d%H%M%S'` \; > ${CSV_OUTFILE}

Now, I need to modify this script to also use the output of the same find command as a list of files that need to be moved.

The CSV file does not need to be moved, later in the script I FTP it to another server where the results are parsed and each time this script is run, it is overwritten anyway.

Hope that explains it better. Smilie
# 7  
Old 12-20-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by pimentelgg
I guess I'd better clarify a bit.

Here is my current script, it formats the output of the find command:

CSV_OUTFILE="somefile.csv"
find . -name W\* -exec printf "%s,%s,OK" {} `date '+%Y%m%d%H%M%S'` \; > ${CSV_OUTFILE}

Now, I need to modify this script to also use the output of the same find command as a list of files that need to be moved.

The CSV file does not need to be moved, later in the script I FTP it to another server where the results are parsed and each time this script is run, it is overwritten anyway.

Hope that explains it better. Smilie

Code:
CSV_OUTFILE="somefile.csv"
find . -type f -name W\* \( -exec echo echo {} \> ${CSV_OUTFILE} \; -a -exec echo cp {} /new_dir/ \&\& rm {} \; \) | sh -c


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