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Old 08-24-2002, 12:06 AM   #1
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basename counterpart?


Howdy,
I'm trying to change a relatively large group of files' extensions. I can remove the current extensions with basename I think, but I need a counterpart to add the correct extension.
-Eric
 
Old 08-24-2002, 07:11 AM   #2
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One way to do this:

Change to the directory where your to-be-renamed files are, and enter (in bash):
Code:
OLDEXT="cc"
NEWEXT="cpp"
for i in *.$OLDEXT ; do mv "$i" "${i%.*}.$NEWEXT" ; done
Where you should change the extensions ("cc" and "cpp") to your own needs of course.
 
  


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