[CentOS] stupid bash question

Thu Aug 16 01:13:56 UTC 2012
Mark LaPierre <marklapier at aol.com>

On 08/15/2012 06:19 PM, Craig White wrote:
> the relevant snippet is...
> NAME="*.mov"
> cd $IN
> if test -n "$(find . -maxdepth 1 -name $NAME -print -quit)"
> and if there is one file in this directory - ie test.mov, this works fine
> but if there are two (or more) files in this directory - test.mov, test2.mov
> then I get an error...
> find: paths must precede expression
> So my code is evidently wrong. I just want a test for 1 or more files ending in .mov in the directory?
> Any one want to toss me a bone here?

Are you trying to find out if there are one or more files that match, or 
are you trying to list the name(s) of the files?

NAME=`ls *.mov`

for FILE in $NAME
	echo "$FILE"

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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