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move all the .bak backup copies to their original names (rename files by stripping the extension)

Terminal - move all the .bak backup copies to their original names (rename files by stripping the extension)
for i in *.bak ; do nuname=`echo $i | sed 's/\.[^\.]*$//'`; echo renaming $i to $nuname;mv $i $nuname; done
2009-02-05 15:19:40
User: swinz
Functions: echo sed
move all the .bak backup copies to their original names (rename files by stripping the extension)

rename a pattern matched files by stripping off the extension


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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1. Using basename would be better than using sed here.

2. Use of unquoted variables means you will have problems if the files contain embedded whitespace

This version addresses those issues (and is shorter as well):

for i in *.bak ; do nuname=`basename "$i" .bak`; echo renaming "$i" to "$nuname";mv "$i" "$nuname"; done
Comment by wam 475 weeks and 2 days ago

short version:

rename 's/\.bak$//' *.bak
Comment by milmazz 471 weeks and 5 days ago

Using zsh:

zmv '(*).bak' '$1'

Comment by khayyam 260 weeks and 2 days ago

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