shell programming - how to write a script that renames files
aftertheir last moddate?
clash at tasam.com
Tue May 27 07:34:40 PDT 2003
If someone knows how to extract the unix time that a file was modified in shell, it is easy. I usually write a C++ program for that
for file in *.jpg
NEWNAME="`echo -n "$file"|cut -d "." -f 1`_`date -r $MODTIME +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.jpg"
mv $file $NEWNAME
Not sure if this code is right, but the -r for the date makes it use the next argument (which should be seconds from epoch) as the
time. The +% stuff is formating how you want the output.
I have attached the code for getmodtime.
Does anyone know how to get the modification time_t from a file in shell script? There is probably some command to do it that I
don't know about.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joachim Dagerot" <joachim at dagerot.nu>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: 27 May, 2003 09:18
Subject: shell programming - how to write a script that renames files aftertheir last moddate?
> This is certainly not freeBSD specific and probably I'm annoying
> someone for being off-topic but please be patient and hint me on where
> to find good resources in shell-programming.
> I could use some help in writing a script that renames all files in a
> directory tree to the files last modified date, example usage:
> > daterename "Img_" *.jpg
> the command above will rename all *.jpg files to "Imag_<date>".jpg
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