replace strings in file names

for i in $(find . -name *replaceme*);do mv "$i" "${i//replaceme/withme}"; done
rename is a great command, but can't get it to work on mac.

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By: lefnire
2010-08-19 03:22:15

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  • Uses vi style search / replace in bash to rename files. Works with regex's too (I use the following a script to fixup / shorten file names): # Remove complete parenthetical/bracket/brace phrases rename 's/\(.*\)//g' * rename 's/\[.*\]//g' * rename 's/\{.*\}//g' * Show Sample Output


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    rename 's/foo/bar/g' foobar
    unixmonkey11428 · 2010-08-19 03:33:13 5

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mmv "*replaceme*" "*#1withme#2" replace strings in file names
houghi · 426 weeks and 3 days ago

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