Renaming files removing some unwanted extension

for i in *ext; do mv $i ${i%.ext}; done
For those files in current folder that would be shown in `ls *ext`, for some extension ext, move/rename that file removing the .ext suffix from the file name. It uses Bash's parameter substitution, as seen in (for analog use in prefix, see )

By: paulochf
2011-11-13 03:58:08

What Others Think

for i in *.ext; do mv $i ${i%.ext}; done - no need for `ls *ext`, but need for point before *.ext if you dont want to rename the files mytext for instance. - no need for star in parameter substitution Theses two corrections are similar as the example of the first link you gave : "Example 10-11. Renaming file extensions"
makidoko · 524 weeks and 6 days ago
-1 for parsing ls, which you should never do. Using a for-loop is far cleaner.
kaedenn · 524 weeks and 5 days ago
That's better, tks for improvements!
paulochf · 524 weeks and 5 days ago

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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