Replace spaces in filename

for i in *\ *; do if [ -f "$i" ]; then mv "$i" ${i// /_}; fi; done
This command will replace spaces in filename with underscore, for all file in directory that contain spaces.

By: auriza
2010-01-02 16:30:45

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This works in absence of the "rename" Perl script. But doesn't rename come with Perl5?
kaedenn · 622 weeks and 3 days ago
At least on debian/ubuntu systems I use, after you install the 'perl' package, /usr/bin/rename (a symlink) points to the perl script /usr/bin/prename. The util-linux rename command which was available before, is still there and named /usr/bin/rename.ul, and you can still get to its manpage via 'man rename.ul' .
bwoodacre · 622 weeks and 2 days 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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