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Old 01-04-2002
Delay in mv

Working on AIX 4.3
I have an active exe that accepts files for processing on our RS6000. Day to day i store these files in a secure place and at the end of the day I mv them one by one. After some reading and ofcourse trial and error i figured out that this helps...

mv `ls -l |head -l | awk '{print$9}'` /dir1/dir2

Did not realize that by doing this I clogged my input to the exe to a great extent.

Q is , is there a way that i can put a 5 minute delay between moving each file?

wud appreciate any input

# 2  
Old 01-06-2002
You could try something like this:

files=`ls -l |head -l | awk '{print$9}'`
for i in $files
mv $i /dir1/dir2
sleep 600
# 3  
Old 01-13-2002
Thnx TToni,
I did have to change it a bit since all the hidden files were being moved too.. but the general layout helped..
thnx once again
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