Replace spaces in filenames with underscorees

ls | while read f; do mv "$f" "${f// /_}";done

By: liam
2009-08-27 16:43:56

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using perl rename: prename 'y/ /_/g' *
bwoodacre · 600 weeks and 1 day ago
Or without a pipe: for f in *; do mv "$f" "${f// /_}";done
unixmonkey3280 · 600 weeks and 1 day ago
Avoid error messages from other files that don't have underscores: for f in *\ *; do mv "$f" "${f// /_}";done
citybadger · 600 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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