convert uppercase filenames in current directory to lowercase

for x in *;do mv "$x" "`echo $x|tr [A-Z] [a-z]`";done
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By: frank514
2011-04-25 20:45:51
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If you're using bash, there's a better way to do it. for x in *; do mv "$x" "${x,,*}"; done {x,*} is $x first character lowercase {x,,*} is $x all in lowercase {x^*} is $x first character uppercase {x^^*} is $x all in uppercase
flatcap · 390 weeks and 6 days ago
If pattern is omitted, it is treated like a ?, which matches every character, thus this asterisk is useless
RanyAlbeg · 390 weeks ago

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