Matlab move multiple files in a directory

Using Matlab, I want to move the images present in the same directory in two new directories according to their name.

In the directory there are two set of image' name: 'neg-0.pgm', 'neg-1.pgm', 'neg-2.pgm', ... and 'pos-0.pgm', 'pos-1.pgm', 'pos-2.pgm', ...

I tried different functions to change the image directory but I wasn't able to make the operation successfully.

My code is:

if not(exist('./CarDataset/TrainImages/PosImages', 'dir'))
    mkdir ./CarDataset/TrainImages PosImages
end

if not(exist('./CarDataset/TrainImages/NegImages', 'dir'))
    mkdir ./CarDataset/TrainImages NegImages
end

trainIm = dir('./CarDataset/TrainImages/*.pgm');

for i = 1:size(trainIm, 1)
    if(strcmp(trainIm(i).name, 'neg*.pgm'))
        save(fullfile('./CarDataset/TrainImages/NegImages', ['neg-' num2str(i) '.pgm']))
    end
end

I don't get any error but the new directories are still empty.

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  • James

    I believe there are two issues going on:

    1 - using strcmp in the if statement with a wildcard (*) may not work properly

    2 - use movefile instead of save. https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/movefile.html

    See below code (use after you have made the new directories):

        origDir = './CarDataset/TrainImages/';
        trainIm = dir([origDir '*.pgm']);
        
        for i = 1:size(trainIm, 1)
            origFile = trainIm(i).name;
            if contains(trainIm(i).name, 'neg'))
                 newDir = './CarDataset/TrainImages/NegImages/';
            else
                 newDir = './CarDataset/TrainImages/PosImages/';
            end
            movefile([origDir trainIm(i).name], newDir);
        end
    

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