Reorder file with max 100 file per folder

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

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  • 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 ... Show Sample Output


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    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
    Juluan · 2011-02-11 21:28:01 0
  • 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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    files -type f | xargs -n100 | while read l; do mkdir $((++f)); cp $l $f; done
    flatcap · 2011-02-15 23:15:16 1

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