|March 15, 2017|
Directory Cleanup via Bash Script
This is a simple BASH script that I used to sort a folder that has a lot of images. I wanted to put photos in a folder based on the date it was created.
This script will work in any environment, but I wrote this specifically to handle a large set of photos in a folder on my Macintosh.
#!/bin/bash for f in *; do dir=$(stat -f%SB -t%Y-%m-%d "$f") echo $f '->' $dir [ -d "$dir" ] || mkdir "$dir" mv "$f" "$dir"/ done
What this Script DoesWhen you execute this script in any directory, it will use the UNIX stat command to check on the time stamp on the file. It will then move the file to a folder with the same. If the directory doesn't exist then one will be created.
Create a file with the above content. I call my file sort.sh. Move the file to any directory that you want to clean up. To execute, simply type in:
In a few minutes you'll see the contents of the folder be replace with a bunch of date folders. (Yes even the sort.sh file will get moved to a folder.)
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