bash script to identify the files based on current date and file name pattern .

There are 10 files located in different directory which contains date pattern in it . I need to pick these files one by one and send to remote site .

I thought to list the file naming pattern, location in config file and pick from the script but without any luck . Someone help

sample file name patter and location .




date=`date +%Y-%m-%d`;
echo $config_file;

while read var value
    "$var"= curl -XPUT 'http://localhost:9200/documents-'$date'/document/ 
done < /path/to/abc.config

to pick these files daily and send it to remote site using curl everyday once all the files are available .

  • 2
    Could you please edit your question to show some examples of inputs and the desired outcome, along with what you've tried and what about it didn't work the way you wanted it to? Dec 27, 2016 at 13:56

2 Answers 2


I created this files

[leonardo4it@box4it tst] $ ll -R /home/leonardo4it/tst/*
total 0
-rw-rw-r-- 1 leonardo4it leonardo4it 0 Dec 28 14:04 abc_2016-12-28.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 leonardo4it leonardo4it 0 Dec 28 14:34 excluded.txt

total 0
-rw-rw-r-- 1 leonardo4it leonardo4it 0 Dec 28 14:06 hbcinema_2016-12-28.txt

total 0
-rw-rw-r-- 1 leonardo4it leonardo4it 0 Dec 28 14:06 uu_2016-12-28.txt

once built the date of the day use find like above. I get this list

[leonardo4it@box4it tst] $ export dat_day=(`date +%Y-%m-%d`)
[leonardo4it@box4it tst] $ echo $dat_day
[leonardo4it@box4it tst] $ find /home/leonardo4it/tst/ -type f -name "*$dat_day.txt"
date=$(date +%Y-%m-%d)
find /documents/ -type f -name "*${date}.txt" | while read filename
       echo "filename : ${filename}"
       #  put your transfer logic here...
  • It did not work . Dec 28, 2016 at 10:08
  • It did not work . no results from find command , if i use simply *.txt then it gives everything from the documents folder Dec 28, 2016 at 10:10
  • #!/bin/bash date=date +%Y-%m-%d; config_file="/scripts/config/abc.cfg"; echo $config_file; URL="http://localhost:9200/document-$date"; find /documents -type f -name "*_'${date}'*.csv" | while read filename do echo "filename : ${filename}" var=$(base64 $filename| perl -pe 's/\n//g'); var1= curl -XPUT 'http://localhost:9200/documents-'$date'/document/?pipeline=attachment&pretty' -d' { "data" : "'$var'" }') done; Dec 28, 2016 at 10:32
  • why you includ single quote here.. '${date}'
    – Kamaraj
    Dec 30, 2016 at 8:51

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