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Batch rename files from the command line (in this case jpegs)

Terminal - Batch rename files from the command line (in this case jpegs)
i=1; for f in *.[jJ][pP][gG]; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "new_name_of_file-%04d.jpg" $i )"; ((i++)); done
2013-10-08 20:12:57
Functions: mv
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Batch rename files from the command line (in this case jpegs)

I wrote a script to make it a bit easier and more flexable:

#!/bin/bash

#By GrouchyGaijin

# Hard part (lines 15 and 21) by Vaphell

#Last Updated: 04-Oct-2013 (Friday - yes see what I do on Firday nights) @ 23:37

#Put this in path and call it by typing batchrename in the terminal

#Version 0.3

echo "This script is for batch renaming files."

read -p "Enter the path to the folder containing the files. " path

cd $path

read -p "Enter the file extension. " extension

echo "Press N if you want to use a new name or D if you want to use the date"

read x

if [ "$x" = "D" ]

then

i=1; for f in *; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "$( date +%d-%b-%Y )-%04d.$extension" $i )"; ((i++)); done

fi

if [ "$x" = "N" ]

then

read -p "Enter the new base name: " new_name

i=1; for f in *; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "$new_name-%04d.$extension" $i )"; ((i++)); done

fi

#OK S11 - change this to Thunar

nautilus $path

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