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Compare directories then move similar ones

I would like to know how to compare a listing of directories that begin with the same four numbers ie.

/1234cat
/1234tree
/1234fish

and move all these directories into one directory


Thanks in advance
# 2  
Can you explain in a little more detail please?

Do you mean move the contents of each directory into one directory?
What do you want to compare in each directory?

Cheers
Helen
# 3  
hope this helps,

Code:
# !/usr/bin/ksh

for dir in `ls -l | grep ^d`
do
	dirname=`echo $dir | sed 's/[a-zA-Z]*//g'`
	if [ ! -d $dirname ]
	then
		mkdir $dirname
	fi
	mv -f $dir ./$dirname
done

exit 0

 

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