Recursive replace of directory and file names in the current directory.

for i in `find -name '*oldname*'`; do "mv $i ${i/oldname/newname/}"; done
no grep, no perl, no pipe. even better in zsh/bash4: for i in **/*oldname*; do "mv $i ${i/oldname/newname/}"; done No find, no grep, no perl, no pipe

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By: 0x89
2009-07-26 21:58:16

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how about this? no silly for loop, no backquoting: find -name '*oldname*' -exec rename.ul oldname newname {} + this uses the util-linux rename which is quite common. This will also be much faster if you're renaming many files.
bwoodacre · 612 weeks and 2 days ago
Yup, rename is better, just not as portable.
0x89 · 611 weeks and 3 days ago

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