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Move large folders with script

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Need some help. I'm trying to set up unraid to move any folder larger than 5G in my download folder to a watch folder I have set up with the handbrake docker. Any one know how I can accomplish this? 

Edited by Tjlejeune

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Here is a script you can use.  Just replace source and target with your folder paths.



limit=$(echo $limit | cut -d 'G' -f 1)

for dir in "$source"/*/
	size=$(du -sBG "$dir" | cut -d 'G' -f 1)

	if (( $size > $limit ))
		echo $size\G $dir \-\> $target
		mv "$dir" "$target"


Edited by JoeUnraidUser
updated to handle spaces in folder names

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2 hours ago, Tjlejeune said:

Thank you. Works as long as there's no spaces in the folder name

Try it now.  I updated it to handle spaces in folder names.

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Oh, quotes were needed around $target. Tried fixing that myself but missed that. Thanks again

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