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Moving files to folder issue

Moving files to folder issue

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I have a script to move files of type .txt to a particular folder .It looks for the files in work folder and move it to completed folder.
Example: It takes the .txt file from /tmp/swan/test/work to /tmp/swan/test/completed, but I would like the script to also move the files from a subfolder to the completed folder(which it is not doing as of now). Example : Files from /tmp/swan/test/work/APX should move to /tmp/swan/test/completed

Below is the current script.

#!/bin/bash

MY_DIR=/tmp/swan

cd $MY_DIR

find . -path "*work*" -iname "*.txt" -type f -execdir mv '{}' ../completed\;

RE: Moving files to folder issue

Add another 'find' command line to the script with the -path predicate altered to suit.

Chris.

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RE: Moving files to folder issue

The find command does recursive search. The issue with your notation may be the double quotes which cause shell to expand the patterns before find locates the actual files. Use single quotes like '*.txt'.

RE: Moving files to folder issue

Maybe try this? Anything with the file extension ".txt" anywhere under /tmp/swan/test will get moved to the completed directory.

CODE

#!/bin/bash

MY_DIR=/tmp/swan/test

find ${MY_DIR} -name '*.txt' -type f -print -exec mv \{\} ${MY_DIR}/completed 

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