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Batch file name renaming (copying or moving) w/ glob matching.

Terminal - Batch file name renaming (copying or moving) w/ glob matching.
for x in *.ex1; do mv "${x}" "${x%ex1}ex2"; done
2009-08-12 17:45:08
User: Tuirgin
Functions: mv
Batch file name renaming (copying or moving) w/ glob matching.


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Nice trick with the % ${name%ext}. I looked it up: http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html#Shell-Parameter-Expansion

Using the rename command that comes with the "util-linux" package in almost every linux distribution:

rename .ex1 .ex2 *.ex1

the asterisk must be unquoted because rename depends on the shell to expand *.ex1. Another way, using the prename command that comes with perl:

rename 'y/ex1/ex2/' *.ex1
Comment by bwoodacre 382 weeks and 1 day ago

I got it from somewhere -- maybe The Bash Cookbook? At any rate, it's been tremendously useful. I've stayed away from rename versions since I spend considerable time on OS X and OpenSolaris where rename isn't as ubiquitous.

Comment by Tuirgin 382 weeks ago

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