and thank you in advance for any advice.
I'm working on a script that will automatically sort my downloads. The script is very simple, and running it manually has the intended effect. The problem I'm having is with the fswatch command that's intended to trigger the script - I can't get the output from echo correctly piped into xargs. Here's the command:
fswatch --event Created Downloads/ | (while read x; do echo $x | xargs -0 bash ./dlsort.sh; done)
and the script:
if (echo "$1" | grep -q '\.jpg$'); then mv "$1" Desktop/images/ & else mv "$1" Downloads/other/ & fi
I've determined what the issue is, I just don't know how to correct it. a newline character is getting put at the end of the filename, which causes the mv command to fail with a "no such file or directory" error in the script. I've been experimenting with quite a few variations in both the echo and fswatch commands, but nothing I've tried has worked.
Thanks again to anyone who can help with this