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I'd like to write a bash script to convert all of the .mpg files in a directory to .avi files. The ffmpeg part of this produces the kind of file that I want, but rather than changing the name of the input and output files each time that I run the script, I'd like to automate it. I've tried this script, but I get an error "command not found". I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Please help.
for i in 'ls *.mpg' ; do
2. No, I had not set the script to be executable. :-( I'm new to Linux.
3. I had .exe after ffmpeg because that's what it's called in OS/2, DOS, etc. and that's what I'm accustomed to. The script didn't work with just ffmpeg and the switches, so I changed it trying to make it work.
After fixing the above errors, I now get an error after the script runs ls *.mpg that says, "no such file or directory". That's not true. There are several files in that directory that are listed when I just type ls *.mpg on the command line. I've tried adding the complete path before *.mpg, but get the same error message.