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Old 02-20-2008
Multiple stage file move?

Greetings all.

I need is a script that will move a file from one known dir to another, then grab another file from a different dir to replace it, and have absolutely zero clue how to do this.
Here's what I am trying to do:
A web client wants his site header image to change based on US holidays.
So, a script would grab the default header jpg, move it to a different dir somewhere on the site, then grab a header that has, say, a Christmas theme, and move that into the dir where the default one was. Make sense?

I could then make a cron job that exe's the script based on known holiday dates.
# 2  
Old 02-20-2008

Your solution (you'll probably need to wrap some additional logic and error handling etc round this):

if [ -r $HTMLDIR/$FILE ]
  cp -p $HTMLDIR/$FILE $THEMEDIR/${FILE}.default

An alternative approach - use symbolic links:
if [ -r ${HTMLDIR}/${FILE}.$1 ]
  rm -f ${HTMLDIR}/${FILE}
  ln -s ${HTMLDIR}/${FILE}.$1 ${HTMLDIR}/${FILE}
  echo "$1 version of $FILE not found!"
  exit 1

Usage: <theme>
Where theme is something like 'xmas' or 'default' etc.

Them just have a copy of the header.jpg file for each theme (eg header.jpg.xmas), including the plain one called header.jpg.default.
Run this script to switch to whatever one you need.
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Old 02-21-2008
Awesome, thanks a lot. I'll give it a try.
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