Commands tagged zeropad (3)

  • This uses Perl's rename utility (you may have to call it as prename on your box) and won't choke on spaces or other characters in filenames. It will also zero pad a number even in filenames like "vacation-4.jpg".


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    rename 's/\d+/sprintf("%04d",$&)/e' *.jpg
    eightmillion · 2011-05-01 20:50:36 2

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    for i in $(seq -w 0 100) ; do mv prefix$(( 10#$i )).jpg prefix${i}.jpg ; done
    madmike · 2013-02-03 23:23:01 0
  • The sample output shows each record/row with the last field zero-padded to 26 digits. For testing, I used (L)ine and field/column numbers.... Line 4, field2 = L42, etc up to the last field where I just used line numbers X 4. I had some whitespace-delimited files with variable-length records/rows (having 4 - 5 fields/columns) which required reformatting by zero-padding the last field to 26 digits. This requires setting NF (Not $NF) as an awk variable, with a simple conditional that assumes that any line where (N)umber of (F)ields does NOT equal 4 has a NF of 5. If needed, more conditional checks can be added, and the "NF" changed to any field ($1, $5, etc). Show Sample Output


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    awk '{var = sprintf(NF); if (var == 4) printf "%s %s %s %026d\n" , $1,$2,$3,$4; else printf "%s %s %s %s %026d\n" , $1,$2,$3,$4,$5}' yourfilegoes.here >> yournewfilegoes.here
    genatomics · 2014-12-20 02:53:35 0

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