rename files according to date created

for i in *.jpg; do dst=$(exif -t 0x9003 -m $i ) && dst_esc=$(echo $dst | sed 's/ /-/g' ) && echo mv $i $dst_esc.jpg ; done
The command renames all files in a certain directory. Renaming them to their date of creation using EXIF. If you're working with JPG that contains EXIF data (ie. from digital camera), then you can use following to get the creation date instead of stat. * Since not every file has exif data, we want to check that dst is valid before doing the rest of commands. * The output from exif has a space, which is a PITA for filenames. Use sed to replace with '-'. * Note that I use 'echo' before the mv to test out my scripts. When you're confident that it's doing the right thing, then you can remove the 'echo'... you don't want to end up like the guy that got all the files blown away. Credits: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4710753/rename-files-according-to-date-created
Sample Output
'12379632.jpg' does not contain tag 'DateTimeOriginal'.
mv 15084688.jpg 2003:02:28-21:48:54.jpg
mv 15136312.jpg 2003:03:01-10:36:05.jpg
mv 15137960.jpg 2003:03:01-10:36:38.jpg
mv 15140744.jpg 2003:03:01-10:37:46.jpg

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By: klisanor
2012-05-02 07:23:38

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