Girish Venkatachalam wrote:
On 03:43:24 Nov 16, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I'm sure this is easy, and I am making it harder than it is.
I am being supplied a list of files, and need to create the files and
directories to hold them, but I cannot figure out how to take the string
For example, I am given
I need to create the /usr/local/scripts directory and then create
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
There is always more than one way to skin a cat. :)
Perhaps you will like mine.
/bin/mkdir -p $DIR
You can put this in a loop with path as loop variable.
Best of luck!
A better way would be to quote the string variables, i.e.:
/bin/mkdir -p "$DIR"
Otherwise dirname and basename will choke on non-escaped characters
(i.e. spaces), mkdir/touch will make funky directories / files,
Just watch out for '$' chars in $path...
Welcome to the wonderful world of [in]secure shell scripting :).
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