On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 04:09:24PM -0500, David Kelly wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 01:12:47PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 
> >     why is this script not finding them?
> > 
> > 
> > wav=/tmp/kde-kline/\*wav\*
> > 
> > if [ -s $wav ]
> 
> As others have pointed out because if "/tmp/kde-kline/file1.wav
> /tmp/kde-kline/file2.wav" is found the -s will fail because $wav isn't a
> single file. Or it could be that your escaped wildcards are staying
> escaped.
> 
> I use something like this to move files out of a Maildir:
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> for i in /tmp/kde-kline/*wav
> do
>       # if nothing or nonsense was found then $i won't exist
>       if [ -e $i ]
>       then
>               echo "Found " $i
>               /bin/rm $i
>       fi
> done


        You're right of course, and for the most bothersome hundreds of
        wav and log files this works:


log=/tmp/kde-kline/\*log;
wav=/tmp/kde-kline/\*wav\*;

for f in $wav
do
        if [ -e $f  ]
        then
                ###echo "Wav files found"; ls -l $f;
                /bin/rm ${f};
        fi
done

for f in $log
do
        if [ -e $f  ]
        then
                ###echo "log files found"; ls -l $f;
                /bin/rm ${f};
        fi
done


        But as you point out, the followingisthat much more effective.
        or at least lesss typing.

> 
> But why do it the hard way?
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> /bin/rm /tmp/kde-kline/*wav > /dev/null 2>&1

        with this,
> 
> /bin/rm /tmp/kde-kline/*log > /dev/null 2>&1


        thanks much:-)

        gary


> -- 
> David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> ========================================================================
> Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

-- 
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