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Old 07-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Nils Kassube
 
Default for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done - Need help making this work

Nathaniel Homier wrote:
> This gives error of > @saturn:~/cng$ for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/*
> disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done

I wouldn't include the rm command before I know that the first part of
the command works ...

> > mv: cannot move `disc2/images' to `disc1/images': File exists
> > mv: cannot move `disc3/images' to `disc1/images': File exists
> > mv: cannot move `disc4/images' to `disc1/images': File exists
> > mv: cannot move `disc5/images' to `disc1/images': File exists
> > mv: cannot move `disc6/images' to `disc1/images': File exists
>
> What I'm trying to do is merge 6 dir's into 1. The dir structure is
> - disc1/images/
>
> The top level dir are the same it's the files that are unique. I
> want to put the files in the same dir, disc 1, disc1/images/
>
> for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1;

Try "mv disc$i/images/* disc1/images/" instead.


Nils

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