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....

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

What Others Think

If a person has perl installed, then they can use the command: rename tr/a-z/A-Z/ *
eightmillion · 603 weeks and 4 days ago
i think eightmillion got the right script.
cooper · 603 weeks and 1 day 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 · 603 weeks and 1 day ago
Through this website, you can learn more about the commands that can be used for various purposes. The above coronavirus vaccine commands help to rename files to be all in capitals. It rename all the files from lower to uppercase. I am expecting more such commands from here and will keep sharing more updates on that.
Alyssalauren · 26 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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