INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Using sed to create a directory

Using sed to create a directory

(OP)
That thread was closed without an answer. Here is the key to what he was trying to do, not the whole solution.

Quote (jmarkus (Mechanical)):

    
25 Feb 04 14:52
I have a file: 12345-6789A.prt
I would like to create a directory: 12345-6789+A/

If I have 50 similarily named files (#####-####X.prt) I would like to create 50 directories.

I think I can use sed, for example:

for file in *;
do mkdir `echo $file | sed 's/'$1'/'$2'/g'` ;
done

where $1 is "12345-6789" and $2 is "12345-6789+", but I don't know how to make $1 and $2 be what I want.

Can someone help?

Thanks,
Jeff
Maybe this would help:

CODE

ls -X *.jpg | sed -r s/"^(.+)(\.jpg)"/"\1\/&"/
ls was used to get some meaningful input and sed's output was dumped to stdout just for testing. The idea for the regex came from Vladimir.

The rename command might do what the OP wanted more simply.

TOP
CSWP, BSSE
www.engtran.com  www.niswug.org
www.linkedin.com/in/engineeringtransport
Phenom IIx6 1100T = 8GB = FX1400 = XP64SP2 = SW2009SP3
"Node news is good news."

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close