Add "prefix" on a buch of files

for a in *; do mv $a prefix${a}; done

By: P17
2009-08-13 04:25:14

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This doesn't work for files with spaces. You should use rename instead, something like : rename "s/.*/prefix$1/" *
CodSpirit · 678 weeks and 4 days ago
Damned. So easy !
CodSpirit · 678 weeks and 3 days ago
for the first one if you have spaces just add quotes for a in *; do mv "$a" "prefix${a}"; done
andrei512 · 519 weeks and 2 days ago
The 2nd one doesn't work on my system.
xizdaqrian · 361 weeks and 1 day 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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