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 · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
If pattern is omitted, it is treated like a ?, which matches every character, thus this asterisk is useless
RanyAlbeg · 588 weeks and 5 days ago
As this is a complete computer-related site I felt that this will be definitely a helpful one for the computer students and also for the people who have a working and the computer field as they have provided the code that helps in converting the upper case file names in the current directory to lowercase read more
Juvanta · 58 weeks and 3 days ago
The above command listed here is used to convert uppercase filenames in the current directory to lowercase. You can learn so helpful resources many such commands through this website and thank you so much for sharing its alternatives over here. It's a good website for learning commands.
Alyssalauren · 41 weeks and 3 days ago

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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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