I am faced with a problem which has probably been dealt with many times before.
I have a list of hundreds(ish) of directories
(12082005,13082005,..,01092005,...) and each contains about 20 items. I need to
use a tool that applies an operation to all files in /one/ given directory.
Since the tool is mounted onto a GUI, I cannot embed anything in a script.
Here is once approach I had in mind: I would like to 'flatten' the directory
structure, allowing me to apply the changes in 'batch mode' and then returning
all files to their original sub-directories. Is this somehow possible to do?
Can somebody please point me in the right direction? I am looking for a
long-term solution that will not require a lot of manual intervention.
Many thanks for any advice,