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Move a specific number of files from a folder to another one (by oldest) [duplicate]

I am currently using this shell to move 25 files to another folder automatically. But It moves files by alphabetical order, that's my main concern. I would like the oldest files to be moved first ...
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Move files from one folder to another but only if filename and size are exact match

I would like to move files from one folder to another but only if the destination file already exists and the sizes match. If it's not an exact filename and size match, I want to skip the move. ...
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UNIX - Move the file dog from MAMMALS to SHAPE specify using relative path

As I am new to unix, can somebody tell me how to move a file please. I got an error message as missing destination file operand. mv dog/mammals/shape
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Moving files with " and * caused error

I'm having trouble with moving files in a bash script. I've been trying different solutions that I've found here, on the same problem, but can't find anything that works.. my last attempt was adding ...
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Move files with wildcard?

Ohhhh, I've read a few pages and questions, but I just can't comprehend/fully understand it... jdir0="$@" # /home/tor/subbackup/teest2/jjj mv "$jdir0/subs/*.srt" /home/tor/...
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How to rename filename in linux enclosed with ' [duplicate]

I have created some txt files in windows and when i move those files to my linux machine and ls, said filenames are enclosed with ' eg. In windows, the file is abc.txt , in linux is see 'abc.txt' - ...
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UbuntuDDE 20.04 on Dell File Manager does not have Move Files option

Is there a way to modify my files options in UbuntuDDE 20.04 so I do not need to have a second window open on screen to move the files? I have found that if I wish to move something from Downloads to ...
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Why ubuntu uses “move to trash” instead of delete?

Does anyone know why in the GUI of Ubuntu(and perhaps the other Linux distributions as well) use the term "move to trash" instead of delete? I want to know what was the historic event that leads to ...
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How does my shell know when the current working directory has been moved?

If I am in a directory /foo, and I move (from a different session) /foo to /bar. If I then go back to the session in /foo and run ls, the files are still there, and I can see new files if they are ...
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file disappears while moving because I typed the wrong directory

While moving a file, I typed $ mv aaa.txt directory instead of $ mv aaa.txt ../directory and now I don't know where aaa.txt has gone. How can I find it?
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Command-line “editor-based” bulk renamer that supports taking a list of files?

There's a few command-line bulk rename utilities such as qmv that allow you to bulk rename files by: First you run qmv (or similar program) with some arguments to select which source files/folders ...
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Move daily backup directories (made by rsync) to another directory in the same partition

I have a daily rsync script backing up my data on an external hard drive at /mnt/X (root of hard drive). I am using --link-dest to use hard links and avoid duplicating data. I need to move all my ...
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How to verify that files in A folder are also in B folder

I use my synology DS1515+ and DSM 6.2.2. First of all, please refer to the picture as below; First, I download some video files. Examples of filenames are as above. And second step is that copying ...
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Copy a file containing date in the file name to a folder for that date

I looked for similar questions, but it was hard to get a clear answer in my case. I use my synology DS1515+ and DSM 6.2.2. First of all, I have been made daily folder containing a date using script ...
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Find and Add timestamp to the filename prefix only to files in same Directory

I'm using the following script to find all the PDFs sitting in directory Dir1 to add the timestamp to the filename prefix and drop it in same Directory. Seems to be working well the only thing is if ...
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Copy a file containing a date in the file name to a folder for that date

I'm newbie in stack overflow. I need your help. Thank you for your reply in advance. I looked for similar questions, but it was hard to get a clear answer in my case. I use my synology DS1515+ and ...
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Organize directory b and its subdirectories files equal as directory a without copying or moving from directory a

I'm looking for some way to organize the files contained in directory b to make its structure equal to that of directory a (which contains the same files as b, just arranged in a different way), ...
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How to move all files with names starting with a string from a list?

I have a file strings.txt with a list of strings: GCA_001677475.1 GCA_003410275.1 GCA_002310615.1 GCA_000007405.1 GCA_000219515.3 And I have many files in a directory with names like: GCA_000005845....
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Sort files based on similarity of file names

I have a directory structure which contains many files. I want to find similar files recursively and sort them based on their names. The easy part: find all files named f*.ext and move them to a ...
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How to intercept mouse position as xbindkeys do with click?

I know xbindkeys can intercept mouse click events, like put a hook in mouse click. In the same way, I'm looking for a tool to hook the mouse position, to intercept a specific position, as X=0 or Y>...
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Why my scroll wheel in middle of mouse can't work?

tmux -V tmux 2.3 Open an vim in tmux,edit a long text. I find that my mouse cursor can't be move by left-click nor middle wheel in mouse,i scroll the wheel with my finger,the cursor can't move. I ...
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Ask what to do when dragging & dropping a file in file managers other than Dolphin

Dolphin file manager is showing a list of options when dragging & dropping a file (copy/move/create link). Can the same options be made available in other file managers?
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Flattening directory and renaming files incrementally (MacOS)

Looking to flatten the directory (with duplicate child file names) while renaming all files, keeping duplicates OR appending all file names with an incrementing number (incrementing # + name would be ...
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How do I --move— the contents of 1 folder (with subfolders) to another folder (with the same subfolder names as the source)?

I think this is best explained with an example. Example: /mnt/mystorage/source => folder1 => file11.txt => folder2 => file21.txt /mnt/mystorage/destination =&...
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Placing File Families into Folders

A large number of font files (2728 files) are flattened in to a single folder. I want to move all files belonging to the same font family into a folder where the folder name is the complete name of ...
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Where can I find the .desktop files for the “Copy To” and “Move To” service menus for Dolphin file browser

I am using KDE Neon. I want to create modified versions of the "Move To" and "Copy To" services in the Dolphin file browser. I want to find the built-in services, copy their .desktop files, and edit ...
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Move files in folders by list in file

I have a .txt file that has a list of folders: old_folder_path1,new_folder_path1 old_folder_path2,new_folder_path2 old_folder_path3,new_folder_path3 I would like to run a shell command that moves ...
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How to move all files with extension to a subdirectory?

I have a directories in /media/home/Seagate Expansion Drive/Downloads/Java Spring Gurus/folder1 .../folder2 .../foldern Inside every directory I have a *.mp4 file and different types of additional ...
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How to copy every N file when serialization is not consistent

I have a directory containing 101695 files ranging from img001.jpg to img101693.jpg and I want to move every 100th image to another directory. I have found some similar posts such as How to copy every ...
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Had an extra > character when moving a file, now the folder is missing

I tried moving a file in Linux from one directory to another and accidentally had an extra > character. mv /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0.2/db_1/dbs/>test2.dbf /u01/shared_data/oradata/TEST/test....
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Move (mv) file that starts with a hyphen (-) [duplicate]

I have a file called -my-file-name.txt. I'm trying to move it using the mv command, however it fails because the hyphen in the name is acting like an option. mv -my-file-name.txt /some/new/folder ...
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Find files then move them and rename them at the same time?

Currently I use three steps to gzip some static assets and then use s3cmd to an S3 bucket (technically it's a Digital Ocean Spaces bucket). Here's what I do: $ find . -type f -name '*.css' | xargs -I{...
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Move Files Recursively but only if they are not open by another process

I want to modify the script text below, to change the file permissions, owner and move it, only if the file is not open by another process. cd /mnt/usbdrive/DVR sudo chown 777 -R /mnt/usbdrive sudo ...
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Recursively moving contents of directory

I wanted to recursively move files from a folder (Pictures) to another (Picturesnew). The "Pictures" Folder had many subfolders and and hence I used this command after following up the posts here. ...
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How to recursively move one file type but only when another file type is also present?

In my directory tree, some subfolders contain both *.flac and *.mp3 files, but other subfolders contain only *.mp3 files. I'd like to move all of the *.mp3 files to another destination (a different ...
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Copy or move large file with transient name till the file is completely transfered to destination in linux

I am trying to copy/move a large file (15 GB) to a directory in Linux and want to have a dependency on that event. Now lets say I have a file named abc.txt, and I am running below command: mv /usr/...
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How to move physical disks content (rsnapshot content in there) to another physical disk?

Situation: simple linux system, with external removable usb media (rdx), single primary partition with ext4 filesystem on them for backups. Using some external usb disk media (rdx disks) for ...
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Move contents of all sub subdirectories up into just their subdirectories

The problem I am facing is that I have a directory that contains thousands of subdirectories, each of those subdirectories contain more subdirectories, and inside of all of those are images. What I ...
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Batch moving a custom set of images with Ranger? [duplicate]

This is a question for the Ranger (file manager) Let's say that I have a directory with five files.. for i in $(seq 1 5); do touch "$i.jpg"; done; mkdir subdir How would I move 1.jpg, and 4.jpg, ...
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Moving A Specified Number Of Files From One Directory To Another in Linux Redhat [closed]

Does anyone actually know how to move X files at a time from one directory to another? Every 'example' on this page displays an error and is useless. I can only move fifty (50) files at a time, then '...
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Moving file with wildcard and add timestamp to the file name

I need to move a file to an archive folder, and add a timestamp in front of the file name. mv /dev/DataStage/myProject/source/TEST/MyFile_*.csv /dev/DataStage/myProject/Archive/TEST/MyFile_*.csv ...
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Moving folders with a specific keyword in the name to a new folder

I want to move all my FLAC music folders to a new folder called lossless. Currently the FLAC folders are inside a folder with lossy formats such as MP3 and AAC. I want to filter the folders with "...
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Move directory structure and preserve symlinks [duplicate]

I'm trying to work around a makefile issue where libraries are installed in the wrong place. Someone else wrote the makefile and it is not easy to fix. I'm trying to move the libraries after they have ...
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move multiple directories in one directory - recursively

I have a directory which contains multiple directories including subdirectories too. I want to move some of them to a single one at the same time (with one command) Example Main Directory Sub1 ...
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Find from a file list of and move in Unix

I have a list file with names of files, i want read one file name from the list at a time and look for it under a directory structure with multiple sub folders and then once found move it into a diff ...
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Unix: it there a way to make a file writable, but not deletable nor movable nor copyable?

We have some "living documents", which are accessed by multiple peaple. Is there a way in unix to make a file only readable and writeable, but not moveable nor copyable nor deleteable? The purpose of ...
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Move all files with matching prefixes to folder based on a csv list

I have thousands of files with various prefixes, and those prefixes are grouped in a csv list. Now I want to move all of them to their folder according to their list. For instance: file A1B1C1_{...}....
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Find directories by file extension and copying/moving somewherelse [closed]

I want to search by file extension and by texts and then copy a binary file inside the same folder. For instance, I am in directory A and finally like to copy all *.gdx files (in B,C,D) to somewhere. ...
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How do I replace a folder with its only subfolder of the same name in CLI?

Suppose that I have only the following in ~/foo: . .. foo With file managers if I cut the subfolder foo and paste it into ~ it automatically replaces the contents of ~/foo with that of ~/foo/foo. ...
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How to move the files to new directory based on names in text file?

I have tar.gz files like below in a directory df: A.tar.gz B.tar.gz C.tar.gz D.tar.gz E.tar.gz F.tar.gz G.tar.gz I also have text file move.txt with following columns information: ID Status ...