Batch rename files from the command line (in this case jpegs)

i=1; for f in *.[jJ][pP][gG]; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "new_name_of_file-%04d.jpg" $i )"; ((i++)); done
I wrote a script to make it a bit easier and more flexable: #!/bin/bash #By GrouchyGaijin # Hard part (lines 15 and 21) by Vaphell #Last Updated: 04-Oct-2013 (Friday - yes see what I do on Firday nights) @ 23:37 #Put this in path and call it by typing batchrename in the terminal #Version 0.3 echo "This script is for batch renaming files." read -p "Enter the path to the folder containing the files. " path cd $path read -p "Enter the file extension. " extension echo "Press N if you want to use a new name or D if you want to use the date" read x if [ "$x" = "D" ] then i=1; for f in *; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "$( date +%d-%b-%Y )-%04d.$extension" $i )"; ((i++)); done fi if [ "$x" = "N" ] then read -p "Enter the new base name: " new_name i=1; for f in *; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "$new_name-%04d.$extension" $i )"; ((i++)); done fi #OK S11 - change this to Thunar nautilus $path

2013-10-08 20:12:57

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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