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[SOLVED] Re: Shell Script Help

On Mon, 6 May 2019 13:08:05 -0400
Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 09:41:58AM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 May 2019 10:24:24 -0400
> > Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  
> > > for dir in ab*/; do
> > >     name=${dir%/}
> > >     enfuse --output "$name.jpg" --compression=97 "$dir"/*.jpg
> > > done  
> > 
> > Typed in as a single line with a semi-colon at end of enfuse command
> > and before done to keep it from locking up, generates error "enfuse:
> > failed to open "ab*//*.jpg: No such file or directory. But it's a
> > beginning. Time to pull out my 400 page Unix shell programming book.  
> Most likely it means there weren't any matching directories wherever
> you ran it.  The ab*/ glob will be used literally if it doesn't match
> any directories.
> If you want to check for that, you can add a test.
> for dir in ab*/; do
>     test -d "$dir" || continue
>     name=${dir%/}
>     enfuse --output "$name.jpg" --compression=97 "$dir"/*.jpg
> done
> You said you had twenty-something directories named ab01, ab02, etc.
> So it should have matched unless you ran it from the wrong place,
> or unless you lied about your directory names.
> But nobody would EVER lie about their directory names in a shell
> programming question.  Oh, no, never.

Silly me.  I failed to substitute the correct dir name letters in the
script for example "ab" prefix I origninaly posted. Didn"t even notice
until I started troubleshooting 3 hours later. That's what I get for
reading the list a 6:00am. With semi-colons properly placed for a one
liner, it works.