I have a directory which contain more than thousand images. I want to split the files in to multiple sub directories, each containing 100 files. How do I do this?

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the following worked well for me. Open the directory in terminal, and just copy & paste the following script, press enter. sub directories will be created inside having names dir_001, dir_002 and so on.

i=0; 
for f in *; 
do 
    d=dir_$(printf %03d $((i/100+1))); 
    mkdir -p $d; 
    mv "$f" $d; 
    let i++; 
done
  • This was flagged as low quality. Since you are the OP, could you add an explanation of what you have done? – muru Feb 12 '15 at 16:16
  • done. Have added an explanation. – Aneeez Feb 12 '15 at 18:45

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