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Rename files to be all in CAPITALS

Terminal - Rename files to be all in CAPITALS
for n in * ; do mv $n `echo $n | tr '[:lower:]' '[:upper:]'`; done
2010-06-25 19:20:04
User: max_allan
Functions: mv tr
Rename files to be all in CAPITALS

Simple bash/ksh/sh command to rename all files from lower to upper case. If you want to do other stuff you can change the tr command to a sed or awk... and/or change mv to cp....


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Terminal - Alternatives

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If a person has perl installed, then they can use the command:

rename tr/a-z/A-Z/ *
Comment by eightmillion 282 weeks and 5 days ago

i think eightmillion got the right script.

Comment by cooper 282 weeks and 2 days ago

I think that depends on your perl install :

max@sinister:/tmp/test$ ls /usr/perl5/5.8.4/bin/perl


max@sinister:/tmp/test$ ls /usr/perl5/5.8.4/bin/rename

ls: cannot access /usr/perl5/5.8.4/bin/rename: No such file or directory

I only write commands that run on "out of the box" installations because I work on production systems and am not allowed to slap any old cr4p off the internet on it.

Comment by max_allan 282 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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