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Old 01-04-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
gmartin
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Question Special characters in filenames


I have a directory full of wav files I need to convert using lame. If I try the obvious 'lame *.wav' I get an error because the filenames globbed with *.wav are full of spaces and dashes. using "*.wav" or '*.wav' both fail.

I know I've seen this before, but can't find an answer. Can you help?

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Old 01-05-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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Try a batch rename of the files to replace spaces with underscores.

cd to the directory with the .wav files, then use this command:

for i in *.wav; do mv "$i" `echo $i | tr ' ' '_'`; done

Notice the back-ticks around the echo command.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 08:22 PM   #3
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OK you stimulated my memory. I think I did before this without renaming by using

for i in (*.wav); do lame -V0 "$i"; done

Now if I can figure out how to pick out the extension so I could pass file + extension then just filename.


Thanks for the help. Maybe I'll remember next time
 
  


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