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Reorder file with max 100 file per folder

Terminal - Reorder file with max 100 file per folder
folder=0;mkdir $folder; while find -maxdepth 1 -type f -exec mv "{}" $folder \; -quit ; do if [ $( ls $folder | wc -l ) -ge 100 ]; then folder=$(( $folder + 1 )); mkdir $folder; fi ; done
2011-02-11 21:28:01
User: Juluan
Functions: find ls mkdir mv wc
-1
Reorder file with max 100 file per folder

If you have a folder with thousand of files and want to have many folder with only 100 file per folder, run this.

It will create 0/,1/ etc and put 100 file inside each one.

But find will return true even if it don't find anything ...

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find files/ -type f | while read line; do if [ $((i++%100)) -eq 0 ]; then mkdir $((++folder)); fi; cp $line $folder/; done
2011-02-13 00:25:48
User: sraeder
Functions: cp find mkdir read
0

Smaller Code

Better Runtime

files -type f | xargs -n100 | while read l; do mkdir $((++f)); cp $l $f; done
2011-02-15 23:15:16
User: flatcap
Functions: cp mkdir read xargs
-2

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 :-)

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