Batch rename and number files

i=1; for f (*.jpg) zmv $f '${(l:3::0:)$((++i))}'$f
zsh example using a 'for' loop and arithmetic expression: files matching the pattern '*.jpg' are renamed with a 3 digit prefix, keeping the previous filename and suffix.
Sample Output
% touch {a-e}.jpg
% i=1; for f (*.jpg) zmv $f '${(l:3::0:)$((++i))}'$f
% ls
002a.jpg  003b.jpg  004c.jpg  005d.jpg  006e.jpg

By: khayyam
2013-03-21 01:51:28

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