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Old 09-18-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
DIRdiver
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Renaming group of files within one directory


Hi , was wondering if anyone knew of a spiffy way to say take a group of files all within 1 directory and say rename them to say keep all there filenames the same and just append a word to them all for example:

file1.pdf
file2.pdf
file3.pdf
file4.pdf
file5.pdf

I want to say append scuba to all of these files in one fawl swoop.

tia
 
Old 09-19-2006, 05:01 AM   #2
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You could use the `basename` or `rename` command or a `for BLAH in "list"` loop would work..


Code:
for FILE in 'file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf`
do
mv $FILE $FILE.scuba
done
This would rename file1.pdf to file1.pdf.scuba

And say if you have a bunch of files named the same but just have sequential numbers (file1 file2 file3 file4), you can make things easier on you by doing something like this:

Code:
for BLAH in `seq 1 10`
do
mv filename$BLAH newfilename$BLAH
done
Try searching this su bject matter, it's asked quite frequently and plenty of known good scripts out on the net, etc.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 08:53 PM   #3
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Thank you very much TrickyKid worked great ..
 
Old 10-25-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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Here's how you can rename a long list of files (adding .scuba to the end of the name) in a single command.

for i in *.pdf;do mv $i ${i%}.scuba;done

John
 
  


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