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Renaming files removing some unwanted extension

Terminal - Renaming files removing some unwanted extension
for i in *ext; do mv $i ${i%.ext}; done
2011-11-13 03:58:08
User: paulochf
Functions: mv
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Renaming files removing some unwanted extension

For those files in current folder that would be shown in `ls *ext`, for some extension ext, move/rename that file removing the .ext suffix from the file name.

It uses Bash's parameter substitution, as seen in

http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/parameter-substitution.html#PCTPATREF

(for analog use in prefix, see http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/parameter-substitution.html#PSOREX2 )

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for i in *.ext; do mv $i ${i%.ext}; done

- no need for `ls *ext`, but need for point before *.ext if you dont want to rename the files mytext for instance.

- no need for star in parameter substitution

Theses two corrections are similar as the example of the first link you gave : "Example 10-11. Renaming file extensions"

Comment by makidoko 126 weeks and 6 days ago

-1 for parsing ls, which you should never do. Using a for-loop is far cleaner.

Comment by kaedenn 126 weeks and 6 days ago

That's better, tks for improvements!

Comment by paulochf 126 weeks and 6 days ago

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