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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






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Comment by mpb 372 weeks and 1 day ago


Comment by servermanaged 372 weeks and 1 day ago

Very nicely done.

Comment by Williebee 372 weeks and 1 day ago

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

Comment by servermanaged 372 weeks and 1 day 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 372 weeks and 1 day 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 372 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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