recursively change file name extensions

find . -type f -name \*.c | while read f; do mv $f "`basename $f .c`".C; done
or, for a single directory: for f in *.c; do mv $f "`basename $f .c`".C; done
Sample Output
$ ls
kk1.c  kk2.c  kk3.c  kk4.c
$ find . -type f -name \*.c | while read f; do mv $f "`basename $f .c`".C; done
$ ls
kk1.C  kk2.C  kk3.C  kk4.C

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By: berta
2009-02-17 09:30:43

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What Others Think

This rather inelegantly borked my files on a mac. This worked, though: find . -type f -name *.c | sed 's/\(.*\)\.c/mv "\1.c" "\1.C"/' | sh
bingaman · 466 weeks and 2 days ago

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