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Old 01-31-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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Replace ":" from multiple files names (even recursively in directories)


Hi


I need to replace ":" from multiple files names, since I am going to copy those files from a linux partition, which admit the ":" to a FAT32 partition, which does not. Example:
original name: eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG
wished name: eg06_ana_21-05-06_09-21-03.JPG

I have googled a lot but I have not been able to adapt the examples given by people to my aim.

It seems that rename command is what I should use, but I have no idea to build the correct pearl expression.


Thanks a lot.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 05:50 PM   #2
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Code:
$ ls
eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG
$ for i in $( find -name \*JPG ); do echo mv $i $(echo $i|tr ':' '-'); done
mv ./eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG ./eg06_ana_21-05-06_09-21-03.JPG
If this does what you expect, just remove the BOLD echo and run it.

[edit]
But while you're at it, why not convert the date to an iso
date so your files sort chronologically? =}
Code:
for i in $( find -name \*JPG ); do echo mv $i $(echo $i|sed -r -e 's/([0-9]{2})-([0-9]{2})-([0-9]{2})/\3\2\1/' -e 's/://g'); done
mv ./eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG ./eg06_ana_060521_092103.JPG
[/edit]



Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 01-31-2010 at 05:56 PM.
 
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #3
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I ask for help only after having actually tried every single way I know to be able to do something myself.

Thanks a lot for your useful help. It has been accurate and quick!



Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkster View Post
Code:
$ ls
eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG
$ for i in $( find -name \*JPG ); do echo mv $i $(echo $i|tr ':' '-'); done
mv ./eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG ./eg06_ana_21-05-06_09-21-03.JPG
If this does what you expect, just remove the BOLD echo and run it.

[edit]
But while you're at it, why not convert the date to an iso
date so your files sort chronologically? =}
Code:
for i in $( find -name \*JPG ); do echo mv $i $(echo $i|sed -r -e 's/([0-9]{2})-([0-9]{2})-([0-9]{2})/\3\2\1/' -e 's/://g'); done
mv ./eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG ./eg06_ana_060521_092103.JPG
[/edit]



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by pepeq View Post
I ask for help only after having actually tried every single way I know to be able to do something myself.

Thanks a lot for your useful help. It has been accurate and quick!
That's just my signature - not part of the post.


Cheers,
Tink


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