bash and strings

Girish Venkatachalam girishvenkatachalam at
Thu Nov 15 20:43:46 PST 2007

On 03:43:24 Nov 16, jhall at wrote:
> Everyone,
> I'm sure this is easy, and I am making it harder than it is.
> I am being supplied a list of files, and need to create the files and
> directories to hold them, but I cannot figure out how to take the string
> apart.
> For example, I am given
> /usr/local/scripts/
> I need to create the /usr/local/scripts directory and then create
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

There is always more than one way to skin a cat. :)

Perhaps you will like mine.

DIR=`dirname $path`
FILE=`basename $path`
/bin/mkdir -p $DIR
touch $FILE

You can put this in a loop with path as loop variable.

Best of luck!


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