I've directory called /home/vivek/scripts/daily with over 25 perl / shell / python scripts for managing daily tasks. One day for some weird reason my crond died and I did not noticed the incident for 2 days.
Now crond is started and I'd like to run all those scripts. Here is a quick for loop running all scripts in a directory called ~/scripts/daily/:
for s in ~/scripts/daily/*;do [ -x $s ] && $s || : ;done
Above script will run each and every executable script it finds in a directory.
Update: As pointed out by jeff (see below), you can use run-parts shell script for the same purpose:
$ run-parts ~/scripts/daily/*