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I have a folder with 3 subfolders containing 6 files each.There are 2 files in each subfolders with :NOPM in their file names.

I need to create a shell script that checks all the folders and their subfolders. If there are any file names with :NOPM, then this should be removed from the name. If there is another file with the same name, it should be deleted and every interaction should be logged into a log.txt.

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    welcome to U&L, what have you tried so far ? – Archemar Sep 17 '15 at 12:28
  • find /mydirectoryname -name :nopm: I just can find the files, but i'm start learning unix now, and can't solve this. – KisPogesz Sep 17 '15 at 12:31
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    What part of this is giving you problems? Are you just expecting us to do your homework for you? – terdon Sep 17 '15 at 12:32
  • You need to get all files, then check their names in cycle and move(rename) or delete files, depending of names. So, welcome to the Linux way! :) – strangeman Sep 17 '15 at 12:46
  • I should complete the task like this. Can you help to repair this? for if find /data/irm/Example_September -name :nopm: mv file --? do echo I rename the file. --? elif echo I remove the file. fi >> /data/irm/Example_September/log.txt \; – KisPogesz Sep 21 '15 at 12:13
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find /mydirectory -maxdepth 3 -iname *:nomp* -execdir bash -c 'for f; do base=${f##*/}; mv -- "$f" "${f%/*}/${base//:nomp/whateverYouWant}" && echo $f >> /PATH/log.txt; done' _ {} +

By the way, because I used execdir you might not need to use base=${f##*/} and instead of ${base//:nomp.....} you can replace "base" with "."

  • Thanks for help, but i should complete the task like this, but it doensn't works. – KisPogesz Sep 21 '15 at 12:12

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