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Thread: Simple bash script: move by file extension.

  1. #11
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    Re: Simple bash script: move by file extension.

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    `bash script' will run the script in a subshell where extglob is not enabled. You have to enable it in your script:

    Code:
    shopt -s extglob
    commmand *+(whatever)
    The `source' command or the dot (`.') command will run the commands from the script in the current shell.
    Thank you

  2. #12
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    Re: Simple bash script: move by file extension.

    Setting the shell options to extended fixed it the way i chose to do it, i found that method in the book i'm reading right now and i missed that i had to enable extglob.

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    If you want to use extended globs, you have to enable them:
    Code:
    shopt -s extglob
    And of course using the standard globbings worked just fine aswell, thanks for the tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaphell View Post
    why don't you use standard globs

    Code:
    mv *.jpg *.jpeg *.gif *.png ./pictures
    or
    Code:
    mv *.{jpg,jpeg,gif,png} ./pictures

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