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# 1  
Old 02-19-2009
Move folders containing certain files

Hello,

How can I move just the folders that contains files modified n days ago?

Source tree:

|-- [Feb 19 13:15] SourceFolder
| |-- [Feb 19 12:24] Subfolder1
| | |-- [Feb 13 2:50] file1.dat
| | `-- [Feb 13 2:53] file2.dat
| |-- [Feb 19 12:24] Subfolder2
| | |-- [Feb 18 3:43] filea.dat
| | `-- [Feb 18 3:45] fileb.dat

Destination tree:

|-- [Feb 19 13:15] DestFolder
| |-- [Feb 19 12:24] Subfolder1
| | |-- [Feb 13 2:50] file1.dat
| | `-- [Feb 13 2:53] file2.dat

I just need to move the folder Subfolder2 from SourceFolder to DestFolder, because the files inside are older than 5 days.

In example: the command "find /mnt/SourceFolder -mtime -5 -exec mv {} /mnt/DestFolder \;" will move the files but will not move the folders.

Thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 02-19-2009
use the option

-type d

for just finding folders, no files

Code:
find /mnt/SourceFolder -mtime -5 -type d -exec mv {} /mnt/DestFolder \;

# 3  
Old 02-21-2009
The above command will move Subfolder1 and Subfolder2 as they have the same modification date. What I would like to do is just move the Subfolder1 because it contains files with date 'Feb 13'.
Probably need to code more, with any kind of loop to make new dir in DestFolder taking the Subfolder name from an awk or sed and finally move the files and rmdir the empty Subfolder.
I'm taking a look to it
# 4  
Old 02-21-2009
Finally I made this:

<
for SUBFOLDER in `(find $SOURCE -type f -mtime -10 | awk 'BEGIN { FS = "/" } ; { print $7 }')`;
do
mkdir -p $DEST/$SUBFOLDER;
done
for SUBFOLDER in `(find $SOURCE -type f -mtime -10 | awk 'BEGIN { FS = "/" } ; { print $7 }')`;
do
mv $SOURCE/$SUBFOLDER $DEST/$SUBFOLDER;
done
>

And this works for my $SOURCE path. Changing this path requires to adjust the awk column prints accordingly.
 
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