replace dots in filenames with dashes

zmv '(*.*)(.*)' '${1//./_}$2'
Example of zsh globbing and parameter expansion. (*.*)(.*) ... the pattern we want to act on, a period followed by a string and then period, we split the pattern into two sections which will become $1, the first part of the match, and $2, second {1//./_}$2 ... the parameter expansion for $1 with a string substitution, followed by the match $2, the second part of the pattern.

By: khayyam
2013-04-06 01:57:34

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