Batch file suffix renaming

rename -n "s/-.*//" *
of course, replace the "-" after / by the character you wish. a dot must by protected by a backslash, as it is a regexp. it's the same result as the command proposed. but if there is more than a dash in the name, only the part before the first dash is kept... so that's not an "extension renaming" command.

By: pepin
2011-03-06 12:08:39

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The 'rename' command used by pepin is Larry Wall's Perl script of that name. It is not the 'rename' command that is part of the 'util-linux-ng' package. On my own systems, I have renamed Larry's script to 'sren', just to be clear on the distinction. The Linux package command seems to me to be of limited value.
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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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