[Wolves] copy of several files from source folder to target folder with timestamp appended to them
chris at intrbiz.com
Thu Nov 21 17:08:12 UTC 2013
On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM, David Goodwin <david at codepoets.co.uk>wrote:
> On 21 Nov 2013, at 16:30, Suntish Narain <suntish at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hi
> > I have a situation where I have several files, say file1.txt, file2.txt,
> file3.txt and file4.txt (but the number of files can change!) that I want
> to move from the source folder to a target folder. The only difference is
> that I want the files in the target folder to have todays' date appended to
> it, so would be file1_20131121.txt, file2_20131121.txt.., file4_20131121.txt
> > I thought
> > cp /home/user/Documents/source/file*
> /home/user/Documents/target/file*_$(date +%Y%m%d).txt would work but no..
> it says directory does not exist..
> > but
> > mv /home/user/Documents/source/file1.txt
> /home/user/Documents/target/file1_$(date +%Y%m%d).txt works
> I think you have to do it something like :
> for file in /path/to/source/file*
> shortFileName=$(basename $file .txt)
> mv $file /path/to/somewhere/else/$shortFileName_$(date +%F).txt
> Note, this won't work if you have any spaces in your file names (it'll
> fail miserably), but you indicate that you're only interested in file1.txt,
> file2.txt etc which is ok.
Or something like:
find ./src/ -type f | while read f; do
cp "$f" "./dst/$(basename $f .txt)_$(date +%F).txt"
My tip, would be don't script with a 'mv' until you know your script works!
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