Rename files that have number, space and hyphen

for f in * ; do mv -- "$f" "${f/[0-9][0-9] \- /}" ; done
I have often file like this 01 - file.file 02 - file.file 03 - file.file I rename all with this command for f in * ; do mv -- "$f" "${f/[0-9][0-9] \- /}" ; done then it looks like this file.file file.file file.file etc

2009-04-10 11:06:13

What Others Think

There is a spooky echo in here! :-) try detox =>
mpb · 548 weeks and 3 days ago
servermanaged · 548 weeks and 3 days ago
Very nicely done.
Williebee · 548 weeks and 2 days ago
errata corrige, on my "great", detox don't work for my purpose on this type of filename
servermanaged · 548 weeks and 2 days ago
I would be nice to detect if certain files were due to have the same name after renaming, as your example illustrates above. I guess this is a criticism of all renaming schemes...
bwoodacre · 548 weeks and 2 days ago
No provision for duplicate name? If I have the 3 files: 01 - file.file 02 - file.file 03 - file.file then I will end up with just one: file.file, the other two are overwritten, gone.
haivu · 548 weeks and 2 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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