for i in `seq 100`;do mkdir f{1..100} touch myfile$i mv myfile$i f$i;done

mkdir some file and mv some file

mkdir some file and mv some file
Sample Output
mkdir some file and mv some file

By: gaowei
2009-11-24 13:54:41

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What Others Think

did you test this?
unixmonkey7109 · 442 weeks and 5 days ago
I get the following error when I try running it n00b(oYo)@localhost:> iD10T error! find new job
nottings · 442 weeks and 5 days ago
your command is buggy, there's no need to move the files you should just touch them directly since you know the directory you just created anyway and you're missing semi-colons between commands. I've added the fixed command here for i in `seq 100`; do mkdir f${i}; touch ./f${i}/myfile$i ;done
unixmonkey25928 · 346 weeks and 4 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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