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Old 07-20-2011
Error while creating directory

Hello Experts
while read dirlist
   mkdir "$(echo "$dirlist" |\ awk -F\| '{gsub(/(+)/," ",$NF);gsub(/\.atr$/,""); print}')"    
done < /user/Oracle/my_catalog/default/root/bkup/dirnames.txt

where dirname.txt consist of file path details as mentioned below

I want to create directory test19072011, test, testing 07202011 abhi, to be created at mentioned path

pls help where i am missing

Thanks in advance

Last edited by Scott; 07-20-2011 at 03:30 AM.. Reason: Code tags, please...
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Old 07-20-2011
Apart from code tags (again)? The error message, perhaps?
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Old 07-20-2011
Hello Scottn

i am getting below error
mkdir: Not a recognized flag: 1

Usage: mkdir [-p] [-m mode] Directory ...

can you please suggest where I am wrong...

Last edited by Scott; 07-20-2011 at 04:08 AM.. Reason: Code tags
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Old 07-20-2011
What your awk is doing doesn't seem to fully match what your input file looks like (i.e. you're using | as a field separator, when the path is / separated, there is nothing ending with ".atr" - since everything in your input file ends with /, which means $(NF-1) returns the last useful field, not $NF)

mkdir -p "$(echo "$dirlist" | awk -F/ '{gsub(/\+/," ",$(NF-1));gsub(/\.atr$/,""); print}' OFS=/)"

(I didn't test the mkdir itself, but replacing it with echo gives the output I think you were looking for - assuming it's the whole path you wanted to create)
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Old 07-20-2011
thanks a lot scottn
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