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Old 05-03-2011
move files according to dated filename

hi,

i am new to linux and stuck to moving files according to filename.

i have PDF files, named like 20110131_125023.pdf (YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.pdf)

i want to move those files to the subfolders YYYY/MM/ on monthly basis.

thanks for any help...

Last edited by igmox; 05-03-2011 at 07:37 AM..
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Old 05-03-2011
Code:
ls [12]*_*.pdf |while read file
do
  year=${file:0:4}
  month=${file:4:2}
  [[ -d $year/$month ]] || mkdir -p $year/$month 
  mv "$file" "$year/$month/$file"
done

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Old 05-03-2011
thanks rdcwayx

that really helped...
 
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