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File rename with regexp

Terminal - File rename with regexp
for i in xxxx*.mp4; do j=`echo $i | sed 's/ - \([0-9][0-9]\). / S1E\1 - /g'`; mv "$i" "$j"; done
2014-02-01 21:17:33
User: tomtom99
Functions: mv sed
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File rename with regexp

Renames all files in the following format

xxxxxx - 34. yyyyy.mp4

to the following format

xxxxxx S1E34 - yyyyy.mp4

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What others think

If you have Perl on your system, you will already have the rename utility. It handles this task very well.

Comment by scruss 72 weeks and 2 days ago

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