Sometimes I find myself typing something over and over in a bash window and even with tab-completion, it’s still boring and tedious, in a sort of first-world no-one-is-killing-me fashion. But it’s still more work than I want to be doing, as a terminally lazy softcase. So I wrote a little one-off script to do the work for me. Like so:
echo Indexing $2 as level $1/$3
if [ ! -d by-start-level/$1 ];
ln -s “../../$2″ ./$3
The effect I’m going for here is to end up with a symlink farm of files, indexed by minimum character level. Pulling that out of the files themself is more work than I wanted to do, but it’s easy enough to open a file, eyeball grep out a number, and then call the script with the original name, character level and destination short name. As a side-effect I can group otherwise unrelated files thematically. So I can have a set of adventures designed for 5th level characters with a short handle of run_this_next-1, run_this_next-2 or use-these-maps-4 or whatever.