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Creating Sequential Directories

Tips on creating multiple directories in Terminal

There's an easy way to create a number sequence directories. This is useful when your creating directories for days of a month. I did this for a while organizing blog postings.

To create ten directories starting with the number 21:

mkdir {21..31}

If you need to create a directory with a leading zero:

mkdir $(printf "%02i " $(seq 1 20))

To do a directory in this format: MM-DD Simple use this:

mkdir $(date '%b-%d')

Hope this gives people ideas on different ways to create directories.

 

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