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Replace Space In Filenames With Underscore

Terminal - Replace Space In Filenames With Underscore
for file in "* *"; do mv "${file}" "${file// /_}"; done
2012-04-25 00:02:35
User: evandrix
Functions: file mv
Replace Space In Filenames With Underscore


There are 5 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
rename 's/ /_/g' *
2012-04-25 10:32:02
Functions: rename

rename is often an alias to prename, bundled with perl.

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Erm... you forgot to edit out the "echo" after testing!

Comment by flatcap 213 weeks and 6 days ago

Also, it complains about files with no spaces in them.

for file in "* *"; do mv "${file}" "${file// /_}"; done

is slightly better

Comment by flatcap 213 weeks and 6 days ago

Use "detox": much better


Comment by mpb 213 weeks and 1 day ago


Comment by evandrix 210 weeks and 2 days ago

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