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Old 03-04-2011
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Hi guys, I am a newbie here Smilie

I need a script that can search for a file in a directory and copy the contents of that file in a new file.

Please help me. Smilie Thanks in advance~
# 2  
Old 03-04-2011
Instead of us doing your work for you, why not give it a shot yourself, run it, debug it, and come to us with specific questions about why particular lines in your code don't work?
# 3  
Old 03-04-2011
hint, hint...

probably going to use the following commands
Code:
ls
cp

# 4  
Old 03-05-2011
here's the script

I am creating a simple script that can "recover" a deleted file.

I already created a working del command wherein when I type
Code:
$ del filename

, the filename will be moved to a directory called recyclebin.

Now, in order for me to recover this file, I need to search for the filename inside the recyclebin and move it to the destination that the user will specify.



Code:
#!bin/bash
dest=$2

if [ !-d $dest ]

        echo "Error: The path $2 does not exists"

        else
                continue

                notFound=`find ~/.recyclebin -name $1`

                if [ $notFound != "false" ]

                        fname=$1

                        cp $fname $dest/${fname}1

                fi
fi

unfortunately the code does not work Smilie

What is wrong with my code?

I just want the script to be executed something like this:

Code:
 $ rcvr filename ~/destination

Please help me, thank you.
# 5  
Old 03-05-2011
How about checking out the thread you already made about this a few hours ago? It got some answers.
# 6  
Old 03-05-2011
thanks

I already read your answer on the other thread. I have another problem. Please respond, thanks. and I apologize for always asking help.
# 7  
Old 03-05-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by zel2zel
I already read your answer on the other thread. I have another problem.
No, it's not -- you're still making all the same mistakes I corrected in the other thread. Read it again.
 
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