Help required with move command

Trivia Category: Science: Computers
Difficulty: Medium
To bypass US Munitions Export Laws, the creator of the PGP published all the source code in book form.
True or False?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
Help required with move command

Hi I need to move the first file in a folder to an another folder but am facing issues with the below cmd. CAN someone correct me

Ex :

Folder :data/cat/tst

output req:



Command Used :
ls -lt ad*|head -1|mv/data/cat/man

but this does not work Can someone help me with this ?

Last edited by vbe; 03-28-2012 at 10:02 AM.. Reason: code tags...
# 2  
ls -1t ad* | head -1 | xargs -I {} mv {} /data/cat/man

# 3  

Is this a kinda of a OS dependent command bcos it just doesnot seems to be working right

---------- Post updated at 05:11 AM ---------- Previous update was at 05:05 AM ----------

Its working but y have we used "1t" can u please help me undersant it balaji
# 4  
man ls
       -l     use a long listing format
       -1     list one file per line

You would understand it better if try these two options individually: ls -1t and ls -lt

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Required Command in awk command

Hi Firends, I wanted to extract the first record of the file which starst with character say "X". And I tried an awk command which works when i try to execute it individually: awk 'substr($1,1,1)=="X"' inputfile.txt But when I use the same command in my script for which I am passing the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Ajay Venkatesan
2 Replies

2. Cybersecurity

Help Required: Command to find IP address and command executed of a user

Hi, I am trying to write a script which would figure out who has run which command and their IP. As i dont have any clue as to which commands would do this job, i request some gurus to help me on this. Thanks Vishwas (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: loggedout
2 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help Required regarding wc command

Hi guys, I want to find the number of records in a particular file and store that value in any other variable. I am trying this below command but it is not working and giving me an error "Uninary Operator Expected". say I have taken a variable name 'count' in which I have to store the no. of... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: dtidke
7 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Sed-- command help required

Hi Gurus, I have a small requirement. Let suppose i have a file test.txt test.txt contains Dispatched date = '2008-04-08' Name = 'Logers' Now i want to add one more line to it as Number of Responses = "$a" $a will be chnaging dynamically which i had grepped it in the script. Now i... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: pssandeep
6 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help required on AWK command

I have two questions: (Q1) I am using a loop and want to print a particular field of a table using the AWK command by accessing one row at a time by validating NR with the loop counter. I am using a command like this but it isn't working! count=1 NAWK -F"|" -v var=$count 'NR == var { printf... (13 Replies)
Discussion started by: udiptya
13 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Required help in chmod command

I have files inside the some directories. The no. of files in each directory will vary from 1 to 500K. I need to change the permissions of all the files to 400 mode. When the files are large in numbers...the command $chmod 400 * fails saying "ksh: /bin/chmod: arg list too long" so I have... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: lokachari
5 Replies

7. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Required unix command!!!

Hi, In a file I have data like... -rw-r----- 1 ftpuser users 1036695 Jul 6 14:59 ./APRIL 2007/Ujjain/My Disc (D)/9565DW07.04B -rw-r----- 1 ftpuser users 124080 Jul 6 14:59 ./APRIL 2007/Vadodara/vad_APRIL07/2082DW07.04B The above data is extracted using "find . -name... (12 Replies)
Discussion started by: ronald_brayan
12 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help required for usermod command

Hi, I would need to modify my machine name : When i give "w" command, i am getting following message USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT krishnag pts/59 gunasekar 1:25pm 25:15 0.03s 0.03s -csh. My questions is, i need to change FROM (i.e... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: gun
1 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Unix command help required

Hi All, Can anyone please help me in sort out the command to get the following command say File abc.log contains .... ...... This is the first line This is the second line This is the third line This is the fourth line This is the fifth line This is the first line This is the... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: thaduka
7 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help Required in Unix Command

Hi All, Can anyone please help me in unix command Query: ==== File contains data along with date and time stamp like, .. Date: 08:23:2005 01:00:00 method: xyz init variables Date 08:23:2005 01:00:01 method: xyz finished init variable .... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: thaduka
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos