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Terminal - Commands using rename - 61 results
find -name '*oldname*' -print0 | xargs -0 rename 's/oldname/newname/'
2009-07-27 00:44:06
Functions: find rename xargs

This is better than doing a "for `find ...`; do ...; done", if any of the returned filenames have a space in them, it gets mangled. This should be able to handle any files.

Of course, this only works if you have rename installed on your system, so it's not a very portable command.

rename 'y/ /_/' *
2009-06-27 22:20:47
User: signal9
Functions: rename
Tags: file rename

This command will replace all the spaces in all the filenames of the current directory with underscores. There are other commands that do this here, but this one is the easiest and shortest.

rename 's/.*/[it]$&/' *.pdf
find ./ -name '*.JPG' -type f -execdir rename -f 'y/A-Z/a-z/' {} \+
2009-03-27 13:49:56
User: pronoiaque
Functions: find rename

Change files case, without modify directories, recursively.

... fucking vfat

ls -1 | rename 's/\ /_/'
2009-03-17 17:33:41
Functions: ls rename

Substitute spaces in filename with underscore, it work on the first space encountered.

ls -1 | grep " " | awk '{printf("mv \"%s\" ",$0); gsub(/ /,"_",$0); printf("%s\n",$0)}' | sh # rename filenames: spaces to "_"
2009-03-15 18:42:43
User: mpb
Functions: awk grep ls rename sh

This command converts filenames with embedded spaces in the current directory replacing spaces with the underscore ("_") character.

rename .JPG .jpg *.JPG
2009-03-10 15:07:24
User: psytek
Functions: rename

This will change all files ending in .JPG to .jpg and will work with any file extension

rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *
find ./ -name '*' -exec rename 's/\s+/_/g' {} \;
rename .oldextension .newextension *.oldextension
2009-02-10 16:58:05
User: haithamg
Functions: rename

Changing a file extension to a new one for all files in a directory.

rename 's/foo/bar/g' *
2009-02-06 06:45:41
User: terrasect
Functions: rename

Useful when you want to quickly rename a bunch of files.