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Batch rename and number files

Terminal - Batch rename and number files
count='1'; for i in *.jpg; do mv $i $(printf '%01d'.jpg $count); (( count++ )); done
2013-02-20 06:38:25
User: lalanza808
Functions: mv printf
0
Batch rename and number files

The '1' in '%01d' changes the amounts of digits in the integer, eg. 1 vs 0001.

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Terminal - Alternatives
find . -name '*.jpg' | awk 'BEGIN{ a=0 }{ printf "mv %s name%01d.jpg\n", $0, a++ }' | bash
2013-02-07 06:12:37
User: doublescythe
Functions: awk find printf
0

This command will take the files in a directory, rename them, and then number them from 1...N.

Black belt stuff.

Hell of a time saver.

i=1; for f (*.jpg) zmv $f '${(l:3::0:)$((++i))}'$f
2013-03-21 01:51:28
User: khayyam
Tags: zsh
0

zsh example using a 'for' loop and arithmetic expression:

files matching the pattern '*.jpg' are renamed with a 3 digit prefix, keeping the previous filename and suffix.

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