June 15, 2016

creating random amount of directory’s with random files in it

Posted on June 15, 2016  •  1 minutes  • 115 words  •  Suggest Changes

One of the reasons I love Linux is the fact you can combine a few commands and do the most boring jobs in seconds, way better then manual work could have; An example ? I wanted to have a “random” file structure with not empty files. (so files with content) So I created 100 directory’s and added 10 files to each directory with random content and increasing size.  Sounds like allot of work right ?

for a in {1..100}; 
  mkdir dir$a/; 
  cd dir$a; 
  for i in {1..10}; 
    dd if=/dev/urandom of=file_$i.log bs=1M count=$i; 
  cd ..; 

Bam ! Although full disclaimer, bash should take the credit here ! Thx bash <3 <3 <3



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