quickly change all .html extensions on files in folder to .htm

for i in *.html ; do mv $i ${i%.html}.htm ; done

By: scubacuda
2009-03-03 16:10:18

What Others Think

what is wrong with rename .htm .html *.htm
TheBunman · 659 weeks and 6 days ago
@theBunman it's still quite clever :D
linuxrawkstar · 659 weeks and 6 days ago
Under ubuntu linux, the 'rename' command is a perl script from the 'perl' package, and requires a unix find/replace expression such as rename 's/\.bak$//' *.bak would strip the .bak from all files so named.
bwoodacre · 659 weeks and 6 days ago
Broken if filename contains whitespaces. Try: ls -d *.html | sed 's/\(.*\).html$/mv "&" "\1.htm"/' | sh
OJM · 659 weeks and 5 days ago
Quotation marks "" around a variable reference are always a good practice - as it is the code breaks if filenames have spaces in them.
asmoore82 · 659 weeks ago
I tried this command but did not work. So I changed to for i in *.html ; do mv $i ${i%.html}.htm ; done
unixmonkey20728 · 548 weeks and 3 days ago

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