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Removes all directories on given path, working from right to left, and stops when reaching a non-empty directory
mkdir -p new/directory/path
Shortcut (must be issues as next command immediately after mkdir):
Only requirement is bash shell. No functions needed.
I realise that this is just a reiteration of another entry (regardless of whether I came up with all this all by myself), but I would like present my additional alias' in context as a method of managing your directories. Rather convenient.
Creates a directory and then cds into it directly
creates 100 directories f(1-100) with a file in each matched to the directory (/f1/myfile1, .. /f98/myfile98,/f99/myfile99/,/f100/myfile100,etc )
The biggest advantage of this over the functions is that it is portable.
This creates a bash function `take` that you can call with the name of the directory as the first parameter. Add the function to ~/.bashrc to have it available anytime.
Make it a reusable function and add the -p flag to mkdir to create directories recursively
usage: mydir some/dir/to/create
Create a directory called "dirname" and navigate into it.
Take a folder full of files and split it into smaller folders containing a maximum number of files. In this case, 100 files per directory.
find creates the list of files
xargs breaks up the list into groups of 100
for each group, create a directory and copy in the files
Note: This command won't work if there is whitespace in the filenames (but then again, neither do the alternative commands :-)
combines mkdir and cd
added quotes around $_, thanx to flatcap!
How often do you make a directory (or series of directories) and then change into it to do whatever? 99% of the time that is what I do.
This BASH function 'md' will make the directory path then immediately change to the new directory. By using the 'mkdir -p' switch, the intermediate directories are created as well if they do not exist.
Not a discovery but a useful one nontheless.
In the above example date format is 'yyyymmdd'. For other possible formats see 'man date'.
This command can be also very convenient when aliased to some meaningful name:
alias mkdd='mkdir $(date +%Y%m%d)'