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Uniformly correct filenames in a directory

Terminal - Uniformly correct filenames in a directory
for i in *;do mv "$i" "$(echo $i | sed s/PROBLEM/FIX/g)";done
2009-06-28 01:50:25
User: AlecSchueler
Functions: mv
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Uniformly correct filenames in a directory

Useful if non-ascii characters in filenames have been improperly encoded. Replace "PROBLEM" with the incorrect characters (e.g. 'é'), and "FIX" with the correct ones (e.g. '?').

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Nah! You don't need to use sed for that. Use bash's parameter expansion (search and replace on variables):

for i in *; do mv "$i" "${i/PROBLEM/FIX}"; done
Comment by flatcap 322 weeks ago

Why not just use the 'rename' command?

rename 's/PROBLEM/FIX/g' * man rename
Comment by jmcantrell 322 weeks ago

Thank you. I didn't use those methods because I didn't know about them. I'll be better prepared next time.

Comment by AlecSchueler 322 weeks ago

the rename invocation that jmcantrell has cited is for the prename command (usually symlinked from rename) which comes with perl, at least on my ubuntu system.

Comment by bwoodacre 321 weeks and 6 days ago

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