Quick HTML image gallery from folder contents

find . -iname '*.jpg' -exec echo '<img src="{}">' \; > gallery.html
Setting: You have a lot of jpg files in a directory. Maybe your public_html folder which is readable on the net because of Apache's mod_userdir. All those files from the current folder will be dropped into a file called gallery.html as image tags that can be viewed within a web browser locally or or over the Internet. Original: find . -iname "*.jpg" -exec echo "<img src=\"{}\">" >> gallery.html \;

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You need to quote *.jpg or the shell will expand it with undesired results. Inserting the redirection in between the args to find is unusual, did you realize ">> gallery.html" does not apply to each echo? Cleaning up those issues, plus simplifying quotes and always creating a new file: find . -iname '*.jpg' -exec echo '<img src="{}">' \; > gallery.html
kniht · 432 weeks and 5 days ago

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