creating separate directories according to file extension and keeping file in different directory as


 
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creating separate directories according to file extension and keeping file in different directory as

unix program to which a directory name will be passed as
parameter. This directory will contain files with various
extensions. This script will create directories with the names of the
extention of the files and then put the files in the
corresponding folder. All files which do not have any extension will be
put in a default folder
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What have you tried, or read so far?
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Invocation:
sh script.sh /path/to/directory.
Change NOEXTDIR to the default directory for files without extension.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
NOEXTDIR=default
cd $1
mkdir $NOEXTDIR
# moving files with extensions to corresponding directories
for FILE in `find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.*"`
        do
                EXT=`echo $FILE | sed 's/.*\.//g'`;
                if [ -d $EXT ]; then
                mv $FILE $EXT/$FILE
                else
                        mkdir $EXT;
                        mv $FILE $EXT/$FILE
                fi
        done

# moving the remaining files to the default directory
for NOEXT in `find . -maxdepth 1 -type f ! -name "*.*"`
        do
        mv $NOEXT $NOEXTDIR
        done


Last edited by badan; 07-28-2010 at 11:13 AM..
 

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