convert uppercase files to lowercase files

rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *

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By: dakira
2009-02-22 20:42:10

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I cant get it working (in bash).
JollyJumper · 551 weeks and 2 days ago
Same here. On my linux system (gentoo) the command takes the form: rename 'from' 'to'
puddleglum · 542 weeks ago
Hey, this striped off the end of my post! It should have been: rename 'from' 'to' FILE_PATTERN
puddleglum · 542 weeks ago
thats actually prename, a perl patched rename used in debian.
binarycodes · 539 weeks ago
Actually this is what I use: for x in *; do mv "$x" "`echo $x | tr [A-Z] [a-z]`"; done
UrK · 534 weeks and 6 days ago
Only convert files, not directories: find ./ -type f -exec rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' {} \;
oracular · 510 weeks ago
Use something like for i in *; do mv "$i" tempfile; mv tempfile "$(echo $i | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]')"; done if you mount vfat partition in linux.
unixmonkey12660 · 467 weeks and 4 days ago

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