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

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2009-04-10 11:06:13
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There is a spooky echo in here! :-) try detox => http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1498/iso-8859-1-to-utf-8-safe-recursive-rename
mpb · 496 weeks and 4 days ago
great!
servermanaged · 496 weeks and 4 days ago
Very nicely done.
Williebee · 496 weeks and 4 days ago
errata corrige, on my "great", detox don't work for my purpose on this type of filename
servermanaged · 496 weeks and 4 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 · 496 weeks and 4 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 · 496 weeks and 4 days ago

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