Been a while since I've been on here. So I have a poorly labeled file collection. A friend wanted to see what I had so i
:~/ ls ~/files/ > badfiles.txt
They reviewed and edited the file names and sent it back as goodfiles.txt. Now both files correspond line by line but there are no patterns to the editing.
FILE NAME1.XXX file name 1
file_name 2.YYY file name 2
file.name3.XXX file name 3
filename(4).ZZZ file name 4
So I ideally want to rename the files but using badfiles.txt as input and goodfiles.txt as output.
I tried this with unintended results
while read -r a b; do ! [[ -e "$b" ]] && mv "$a" "$b"; done <<< "$(paste badfiles.txt goodfiles.txt)"
paste badfiles.txt goodfiles.txt | while read n k; do mv -T $n* $k; done
and several variations of the above. The goodfiles.txt has been stripped of extensions as well so is it possible to preserve them during the renaming?