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Rename files that have number, space and hyphen

Terminal - Rename files that have number, space and hyphen
for f in * ; do mv -- "$f" "${f/[0-9][0-9] \- /}" ; done
2009-04-10 11:06:13
Functions: mv
Rename files that have number, space and hyphen

I have often file like this

01 - file.file

02 - file.file

03 - file.file

I rename all with this command

for f in * ; do mv -- "$f" "${f/[0-9][0-9] \- /}" ; done

then it looks like this






There are 9 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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

Comment by mpb 420 weeks ago


Comment by servermanaged 420 weeks ago

Very nicely done.

Comment by Williebee 420 weeks ago

errata corrige, on my "great", detox don't work for my purpose on this type of filename

Comment by servermanaged 420 weeks ago

I would be nice to detect if certain files were due to have the same name after renaming, as your example illustrates above. I guess this is a criticism of all renaming schemes...

Comment by bwoodacre 419 weeks and 6 days ago

No provision for duplicate name? If I have the 3 files:

01 - file.file

02 - file.file

03 - file.file

then I will end up with just one: file.file, the other two are overwritten, gone.

Comment by haivu 419 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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