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Old 05-13-2009
Read directory and fill a file with this information

Hello All,

Got a question to make a script what reads a directory and put the file names from that directory in a file with some extra text.

ls /tempdir

output is:

file1.gfh
file2.txt
file4.zzz

these file names (always with an extention) must be placed in a line and written to a file

sample line could be:

this filename $filename with extention $extention is found and would be removed within 10 days

This output must be in one file.

Is this possible?


I know some small things how to do but cannot combine them and possible not all is correct :-)

ls /tempdir I know
how to put everything into a file


echo "this filename $filename with extention $extention is found and would be removed within 10 days" >> /test/output

but then it stops :-(

hope someone can help me further

regards Walt
# 2  
Old 05-13-2009
Code:
ls /tempdir |
while read filename
do
echo "this filename $filename is found and would be removed within 10 days"
done >> /test/output

Note: if the directory /test exists it is a really bad name for a file or a directory.
test is the name of a unix command. file names that match command names cause problems.
# 3  
Old 05-13-2009
Thank you Jim,

I will look and test it.

/test was just a sample thank you for the tip.

regards Walter
 

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