These are the steps I’ve been taking in developing a short Unix shell script to count a lot of files and directories by type.
I’ve got a project coming up that will involve some major tidying up of a big shared network drive that has been used in different ways by many different people over many years.
One of the first steps is to find out what kind of files are on the network drive, how many of them there are, whether they’re still being used, and where they are stored in the directory structure.
I use a Windows laptop at work, which has a VPN connection to the University’s network and a MacBook at home, which doesn’t (yet). I’ve also been attending a training course in Unix skills, which seem like they could usefully be applied to this problem, and I’ve been really enjoying finding out more about this.
So that’s the combination of things going on.