Question: (Closed) How to move the folders to a new directory based on their match in the csv file?
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2.6 years ago by
Vasu490 wrote:


Don't know whether I can ask this question here or not. Need some help.

There are folders like "F1", "F2", "F3","F4", "F5" in the current directory "SD". In the current directory there is a csv file mentioning the folder names like below.

csv file:


I want to move the folders to a new directory based on their matching in the csv file.

Lets say new directory is "POT". For eg:

We see that folder names F1, F4, F3 are matching with the csv file. So, I want to move those folders into POT directory.

I tried this way but it didn't work:

xargs -a <(tail -n +2 file.csv) -I{} sh -c '[ -d "{}" ] && mv -t POT "{}"'

Any help is appreciated. Thank you

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