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Replace spaces in a file with hyphens

Terminal - Replace spaces in a file with hyphens
sed -i 's/ /-/g' *
2010-10-21 10:06:48
User: j_melis
Functions: sed
1
Replace spaces in a file with hyphens

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
rename 's/ /-/g' *
2010-10-23 17:03:54
User: depesz
Functions: rename
2

As long as you have perl based rename. You can check:

=$ rename --help

Unknown option: help

Usage: rename [-v] [-n] [-f] perlexpr [filenames]

That's the good one.

for f in * ; do mv "$f" $( echo $f | tr ' ' '-' ) ; done

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What others think

This command would replace all spaces IN THE CONTENTS of the file with hyphens. I'm assuming we're actually trying to change the filename, not the file contents...

Comment by SuperFly 210 weeks and 1 day ago

oh, you're right, sorry about that! I misunderstood the point of the command!

Comment by j_melis 210 weeks and 1 day ago

Yeah, you actually wrote something that did what it said, as opposed to the other one. What were you thinking?

Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 210 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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