rename a file to its md5sum

md5sum * | sed 's/^\(\w*\)\s*\(.*\)/\2 \1/' | while read LINE; do mv $LINE; done

By: opexxx
2009-07-30 13:41:39

What Others Think

This would be an amazingly helpful command, but is there any way to retain the file extention? Also, when I run it, I get ' is not a directory' for output and the files are not renamed.
twjolson · 536 weeks and 2 days ago
Obviously, this one-liner is SEVERELY BROKEN. Neither can handle directory names nor filenames with "other" characters in them - not even spaces. for file in *.mp3; do mv "$file" "$( md5sum "$file" | cut -c-32 ).mp3"; done
asmoore82 · 521 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

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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