I am trying to move the huge no of file into different folder..
the files in the style of "HNI [0-9]{3}.*.jpg"
i.e

HnI 001.Sunday Party.jpg
HnI 002.Car.jpg
.
.
.
and so on

I want to place the certian no of files in the single folder
like.. . mv file1 file2.... fileN destination i tested with something like ....

$for i in *.jpg; do n=`echo $i |cut -b 5-7`; if [ $(($n > 30)) ]; then echo $n; fi; done;
025
026
027
bash: 028: value too great for base (error token is "028")

can't understand what the problem...
and is there any easy method Pls Help!

Because it is assuming that numbers that start with 0 are octal numbers. ctal numbers can only have digits from 0-7. If you only want to move files where the number is greater then 030 do

mv *[3-9][0-9].jpg *[1-9][0-9][0-9].jpg destination
Comments
it was fast!

ahh.. thanx a lot!
it took 30min i did manually!
and cheak back this post! :'(

it seem to be blizzard! lots of thanxs to "masijade"

what i did was create the test scenario, (no file left to do coz i did it manually)

mkdir Test
touch `seq -f test%03.f.file 7 4 106`; ls
mkdir `seq -f vol%02.f 1 9`; ls

then i executed ur code voila.. it works..
then i thought.. of upper limit... hmmm..
what about

seq

.. lol.. how stupid i'am
4-5 test.. i got my results!!!!

mv `seq -f test%03.f.file 31 4 50` vol07/; ls vol07/;

this is what i did!

rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ ls
test007.file  test031.file  test055.file  test079.file  test103.file  vol06
test011.file  test035.file  test059.file  test083.file  vol01         vol07
test015.file  test039.file  test063.file  test087.file  vol02         vol08
test019.file  test043.file  test067.file  test091.file  vol03         vol09
test023.file  test047.file  test071.file  test095.file  vol04
test027.file  test051.file  test075.file  test099.file  vol05
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ ls vol07
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ mv `seq 'test%03.f.file'` vol07/; ls vol07/;
seq: invalid floating point argument: test%03.f.file
Try `seq --help' for more information.
mv: missing destination file operand after `vol07/'
Try `mv --help' for more information.
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ mv `seq 'test%03.f.file'`^Col07/; ls vol07/;
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ seq 1 10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ mv `seq test%03.f.file` vol07/; ls vol07/;
seq: invalid floating point argument: test%03.f.file
Try `seq --help' for more information.
mv: missing destination file operand after `vol07/'
Try `mv --help' for more information.
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ mv `seq test%03.f.file 31 4 50` vol07/; ls vol07/;
seq: extra operand `50'
Try `seq --help' for more information.
mv: missing destination file operand after `vol07/'
Try `mv --help' for more information.
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ mv `seq test%03.f.file 31 50` vol07/; ls vol07/;
seq: invalid floating point argument: test%03.f.file
Try `seq --help' for more information.
mv: missing destination file operand after `vol07/'
Try `mv --help' for more information.
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ seq test%03.f.file 31 50
seq: invalid floating point argument: test%03.f.file
Try `seq --help' for more information.
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ mv `seq -f test%03.f.file 31 4 50` vol07/; ls vol07/;
test031.file  test035.file  test039.file  test043.file  test047.file
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$ ls
test007.file  test027.file  test067.file  test087.file  vol01  vol06
test011.file  test051.file  test071.file  test091.file  vol02  vol07
test015.file  test055.file  test075.file  test095.file  vol03  vol08
test019.file  test059.file  test079.file  test099.file  vol04  vol09
test023.file  test063.file  test083.file  test103.file  vol05
rhohit@TurionBox:~/bog/Test$
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