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Re: mv and exlude list



On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 17:38 +0200, Guillaume CHARDIN wrote:
> Hi, maybe some scripting genius gonna help me :D
> 
> I need to move some file from one directory to other with some exclusions.
> Ex: move files from "/data/product/" to "/data/archives/2005" while
> the "*.dat" file/dirs stay in the right place.
> 
> $mv /data/product/* !(/data/product/*.dat) /data/archives/2005

Two solutions using mv and bash's glob control features:

$ shopt -s extglob    # enable extended globbing
$ cd /data/product    # effective on basenames only
$ mv !(*.dat) /data/archives/2005

Or

$ GLOBIGNORE='*.dat'  # tell bash to ignore *.dat
$ mv /data/product/* /data/archives/2005
$ unset GLOBIGNORE    # revert to normal behavior

-Chris


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