Rename files to be all in CAPITALS

for n in * ; do mv $n `echo $n | tr '[:lower:]' '[:upper:]'`; done
Simple bash/ksh/sh command to rename all files from lower to upper case. If you want to do other stuff you can change the tr command to a sed or awk... and/or change mv to cp....

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By: max_allan
2010-06-25 19:20:04

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What Others Think

If a person has perl installed, then they can use the command: rename tr/a-z/A-Z/ *
eightmillion · 413 weeks and 2 days ago
i think eightmillion got the right script.
cooper · 412 weeks and 5 days ago
I think that depends on your perl install : max@sinister:/tmp/test$ ls /usr/perl5/5.8.4/bin/perl /usr/perl5/5.8.4/bin/perl max@sinister:/tmp/test$ ls /usr/perl5/5.8.4/bin/rename ls: cannot access /usr/perl5/5.8.4/bin/rename: No such file or directory I only write commands that run on "out of the box" installations because I work on production systems and am not allowed to slap any old cr4p off the internet on it.
max_allan · 412 weeks and 5 days ago

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