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Journal Journal: shell script to distribute files from 1 dir to many dirs

Just a shell script I wrote to be able to distribute files in one file to many directories.
Created it because my one directory of digital images was getting too big, such that it was slowing down image viewer startup.

distributeFiles.sh
***
#! /bin/bash

#
# distribte (by using mv)files from a source directory
# to collection of target directories (by using a for loop)
#
# distributeFiles.sh ...
#
if [ "$#" -lt "3" ]
then
    echo "distributeFiles.sh ... "
    exit
fi

ARG_ARRAY=( "$@" )
SOURCE_DIR=${ARG_ARRAY[0]}
#echo "SOURCE_DIR[$SOURCE_DIR]"

unset ARG_ARRAY[0]
#for i in "${ARG_ARRAY[@]}"
#do
# echo $i
#done

ARG_ARRAY_LENGTH=${#ARG_ARRAY[@]}
#echo "ARG_ARRAY LENGTH is $ARG_ARRAY_LENGTH"

AAL=1
#
# Get list of files to distribute
#
for i in $(ls $SOURCE_DIR)
do
    if [ -d "$SOURCE_DIR/$i" ]
    then
        continue
    fi
    #distribute to the distination directories
    #echo "mv \"${SOURCE_DIR}/$i\" ${ARG_ARRAY[$AAL]}/."
    mv ${SOURCE_DIR}/$i ${ARG_ARRAY[$AAL]}/.
    AAL=$((AAL + 1))
    if [ $AAL -gt $ARG_ARRAY_LENGTH ]
    then
        AAL=1
    fi
done
***

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Journal Journal: sgvlug - january 2008 meeting - was great fun

Went to the SGVLUG general meeting last night.

Had a great presentation on WINE, the windows compatibility softare, running on a recent Ubuntu.

Then went to Burger Continental to pig out. Had a garlic chicken pita, salad bar, and chocolate cake with cherry ice cream and a Dr.Pepper.

3000 calorie nirvana.

Was great fun.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.

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