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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
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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

file.file

file.file

file.file

etc

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Comment by mpb 290 weeks ago

great!

Comment by servermanaged 290 weeks ago

Very nicely done.

Comment by Williebee 290 weeks ago

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

Comment by servermanaged 290 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 290 weeks 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 290 weeks ago

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