rename all files with "?" char in name

find . -type f -name "*\?*" | while read f;do mv "$f" "${f//[^0-9A-Za-z.\/\(\)\ ]/_}";done
replace all "?" characters in filename to underscore
Sample Output
file?s (1).txt -> file_s (1).txt

By: miccaman
2014-11-28 14:55:27

What Others Think

This command also replaces any character that is not in the set 0-9A-Za-z. i.e. german umlauts ???????.
sesom42 · 355 weeks and 6 days ago
@sesom42 Surprisingly not (tested). Will leave a german ? alone. I faintly remember that the range specifications in regular expressions are pretty "relaxed", so that on a German locale, an "a-z" will in fact stand for {a-z} U {???}. (U = set union)
syntaxerror74 · 355 weeks and 2 days ago
zsh: zmv '*\?*' '$f:gs/\?/_'
khayyam · 338 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

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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