Simple bash script for making a 'new downloads' folder w/ symlinks

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Simple bash script for making a 'new downloads' folder w/ symlinks

Post by shadow » April 1st, 2009, 8:50 pm

Figured somewhere out there might like this one I use:

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#!/bin/bash

maxage=14 # How many days to keep the links for
dt=`date +%m-%d` # Date format (see man date)
linkpath="/files/New" # Where to put the links

realf=`ls -t "$1" | egrep '*\.(avi|mkv|mpg)' | head -n 1`

ln -s "$1/$realf" "$linkpath/$dt-$5-$realf"
echo ln -s "$1/$realf" "$linkpath/$dt-$5-$realf"

# Remove anything too old
find $linkpath -mtime +$maxage -exec rm -rf {} \;

This gives me a set of symlinks in /files/New along the lines of:

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lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   36 Mar 30 20:27 03-30-tv-24 07x16.mkv -> /raid/files/Video/TV/24/24 07x16.mkv
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   44 Mar 30 20:08 03-30-tv-Heroes 03x21.mkv -> /raid/files/Video/TV/Heroes/Heroes 03x21.mkv
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   42 Mar 30 19:47 03-30-tv-House 05x19.mkv -> /raid/files/Video/TV/House/House 05x19.mkv
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root  101 Mar 31 10:15 03-31-tv-The.Daily.Show.2009.03.30.PDTV.XviD-LMAO.avi -> /files/Video/TV/The.Daily.Show.2009.03.30.PDTV.XviD-LMAO/the.daily.show.2009.03.30.pdtv.xvid-lmao.avi
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   94 Apr  1 02:45 04-01-tv-The.Daily.Show.03.31.2009.PDTV.XviD-iHT.avi -> /files/Video/TV/The.Daily.Show.03.31.2009.PDTV.XviD-iHT/the.daily.show.03.31.2009.xvid-iht.avi
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   94 Apr  1 18:42 04-01-tv-the.daily.show.03.31.2009.xvid-iht.avi -> /files/Video/TV/The.Daily.Show.03.31.2009.PDTV.XviD-iHT/the.daily.show.03.31.2009.xvid-iht.avi
Which is nice for those RSS feeds when you don't want to login to see what's new.

It's a bit of a ghetto hack to find the actual file name after sab has renamed it, but it works pretty well.
Last edited by shadow on April 2nd, 2009, 1:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

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