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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
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 455 weeks and 5 days ago

Why not just use the 'rename' command?

rename 's/PROBLEM/FIX/g' * man rename
Comment by jmcantrell 455 weeks and 5 days 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 455 weeks and 5 days 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 455 weeks and 4 days ago

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