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convert uppercase files to lowercase files

Terminal - convert uppercase files to lowercase files
rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *
2009-02-22 20:42:10
User: dakira
Functions: rename
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convert uppercase files to lowercase files

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rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *
for x in *;do mv "$x" "`echo $x|tr [A-Z] [a-z]`";done
rename -fc *

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I cant get it working (in bash).

Comment by JollyJumper 300 weeks and 3 days ago

Same here. On my linux system (gentoo) the command takes the form:

rename 'from' 'to'

Comment by puddleglum 291 weeks and 1 day ago

Hey, this striped off the end of my post! It should have been:

rename 'from' 'to' FILE_PATTERN

Comment by puddleglum 291 weeks and 1 day ago

thats actually prename, a perl patched rename used in debian.

Comment by binarycodes 288 weeks and 1 day ago

Actually this is what I use:

for x in *; do mv "$x" "`echo $x | tr [A-Z] [a-z]`"; done
Comment by UrK 284 weeks ago

Only convert files, not directories:

find ./ -type f -exec rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' {} \;
Comment by oracular 259 weeks ago

Use something like

for i in *; do mv "$i" tempfile; mv tempfile "$(echo $i | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]')"; done

if you mount vfat partition in linux.

Comment by unixmonkey12660 216 weeks and 5 days ago

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