File rename with regexp

for i in xxxx*.mp4; do j=`echo $i | sed 's/ - \([0-9][0-9]\). / S1E\1 - /g'`; mv "$i" "$j"; done
Renames all files in the following format xxxxxx - 34. yyyyy.mp4 to the following format xxxxxx S1E34 - yyyyy.mp4

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By: tomtom99
2014-02-01 21:17:33

What Others Think

If you have Perl on your system, you will already have the rename utility. It handles this task very well.
scruss · 240 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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