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Old 07-06-2012
look for file size greater than "0" of specific pattern and move those to another directory

Hi ,
i have some files of specific pattern ...i need to look for files which are having size greater than zero and move those files to another directory..

Ex...
abc_0702,
abc_0709,
abc_782
abc_1234 ...etc

need to find out which is having the size >0 and move those to target directory..

Thanks in advance..

Siva Santosh
# 2  
Old 07-06-2012
Code:
man test

# 3  
Old 07-06-2012
To get you started, first check that you can find the files with a command like this:
Code:
find /dir/subdir -type f -name 'abc_*' -size +0 -print

Please post you Operating System and version and what Shell you use.

As @elixir_sinari implies there could be a pure Shell approach using file pattern matching and the test -s command . If you need to search the tree, find is preferred.

I you need further help, please remember to describe your directory tree.
# 4  
Old 07-06-2012
A small correction to the end would help.

Code:
 
find /dir/subdir -type f -name 'abc_*' -size +0 -exec mv {} target_dir \;


Last edited by PikK45; 07-06-2012 at 05:28 PM.. Reason: bad code
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Old 07-06-2012
@PikK45
Psychic post. You must know the O/P's directory structure.
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# 6  
Old 07-06-2012
Thank you all,
# 7  
Old 07-07-2012
@methyl
I couldn't get you!!
 
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