Bulk renames with find, sed and a little escaping

find . -exec bash -c "mv '{}' '\`echo {} |sed -e 's/foo/bar/g'\`"' \;
This command is a more flexible than my previous submission. It will work with spaces however suuuuper hacky and ugly. Source: http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-scripting/146173-find-rename-files-using-find-mv-sed.html
Sample Output
foobar1 gets renamed to barbar1
barfoo2 gets renamed to barbar2
fooobarfoo gets renamed to barobarfoo

By: windfold
2011-05-07 15:41:07

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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