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Replace spaces with '_' in filenames

Terminal - Replace spaces with '_' in filenames
find -depth . | (while read FULLPATH; do BASENAME=`basename "${FULLPATH}"`; DIRNAME=`dirname "${FULLPATH}"`; mv "${DIRNAME}/${BASENAME}" "${DIRNAME}/${BASENAME// /_}"; done)
2009-03-24 21:04:32
User: mohan43u
Functions: find mv read
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Replace spaces with '_' in filenames

Takes filenames and directory names and replace space to '_'.

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find . -name '* *' -exec rename 'y/ /_/' \;

Comment by linuxrawkstar 322 weeks and 1 day ago

Heh, this one just keeps appearing (those embedded spaces are annoying).

switch to "detox":

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1498/iso-8859-1-to-utf-8-safe-recursive-rename

Comment by mpb 322 weeks and 1 day ago

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rename 's/ /_/g'

Comment by voyeg3r 322 weeks ago

rename is linux-only

Comment by lme 322 weeks ago

@lme no it's not. 'rename' comes from the Perl package.

Also, is the search bar invisible? This must be the fifth or sixth post I've seen of this nature.

Comment by atoponce 321 weeks and 6 days ago

for i in * ; do mv "$i" `echo $i | tr ' ' '_'`; done

Comment by mbishop1113 313 weeks and 1 day ago

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