Replace spaces with '_' in filenames

find -depth . | (while read FULLPATH; do BASENAME=`basename "${FULLPATH}"`; DIRNAME=`dirname "${FULLPATH}"`; mv "${DIRNAME}/${BASENAME}" "${DIRNAME}/${BASENAME// /_}"; done)
Takes filenames and directory names and replace space to '_'.

By: mohan43u
2009-03-24 21:04:32

What Others Think

find . -name '* *' -exec rename 'y/ /_/' \;
linuxrawkstar · 691 weeks and 6 days ago
Heh, this one just keeps appearing (those embedded spaces are annoying). switch to "detox":
mpb · 691 weeks and 6 days ago
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rename 's/ /_/g'
voyeg3r · 691 weeks and 6 days ago
rename is linux-only
lme · 691 weeks and 5 days ago
@lme no it's not. 'rename' comes from the Perl package. Also, is the search bar invisible? This must be the fifth or sixth post I've seen of this nature.
atoponce · 691 weeks and 5 days ago
for i in * ; do mv "$i" `echo $i | tr ' ' '_'`; done
mbishop1113 · 683 weeks ago
seofox · 31 weeks and 3 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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