recursively change file name from uppercase to lowercase

zip -r -0 temp.zip DIRNAME/* && rm -R DIRNAME && unzip -LL temp.zip && rm temp.zip
I just used this to lowercase many gigs of old data we had lying around from a bunch of legacy DOS and win95/98 drives. WARNING - The entire directory is removed as the second command to help save working space and save an additional step. BE CAREFUL. In the unzip portion the -LL switch forces all extracted files and dirs to lower case, and the -0 speeds things up significantly by using no compression when making the zip file (but uses more space). Worked perfect and quickly for me after trying many other not so successful commands.

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By: UnklAdM
2015-09-11 23:19:25
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