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Old 09-30-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Mass Renaming of Files?


Hi all,

I have a load (in the hundreds) of files in a folder, currently called DCIM001.jpg DCIM002.jpg etc. How can I rename them to just Picture001.jpg Picture002.jpg etc?

Thanks
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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The only way to do this would be on a command-line, it is hard but, I don't know how to do so on the command-line's command (shell script). Do you accept C Code? Even if you don't know C. It would still be easy as 123.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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man mv
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:24 AM   #4
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man mv
i don't think he will be that comfortable with the man pages.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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Hi,

Sometimes the man pages can be helpful, but often they're full of 'computery' words. The mv man page is one of those type.

I'm 'ok' with the command line, I do use it for a few simple tasks. I've no idea what C is, but I'll gladly use it if it achieves what I'm trying to do.

Thanks
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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NotAComputerGuy, have you seen the "Similar Threads" feature at the bottom of this thread page?
 
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #7
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NotAComputerGuy, have you seen the "Similar Threads" feature at the bottom of this thread page?
heh.. is it possible for a member like me to see the similar threads to this thread without using the search?
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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NotAComputerGuy, have you seen the "Similar Threads" feature at the bottom of this thread page?
Now I have, and with the use of 'mmv' and duckduckgom, I now have my answer, thanks to this page.

Thank you very much for the assistance everyone!

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #9
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Hi Notacomputeguy

I use a program called pyrenamer i use it for renaming image files by year folder etc it's simple to use ( it has to be if I can use it ) and it sounds just what you're looking for, I don't know what distro your using but you shouls find it in your software centre or synaptic

Good luck

Graeme
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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Hi all,
I have a load (in the hundreds) of files in a folder, currently called DCIM001.jpg DCIM002.jpg etc. How can I rename them to just Picture001.jpg Picture002.jpg etc?
Thanks
try something like this

PHP Code:
find . -type f -name "*.jpg" xargs rename 's/DCIM(\d{3})/Picture/' 
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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Why do people always make this more complicated than it needs to be?

Code:
for i in DCIM*.jpg; do mv "$i" "${i/DCIM/Picture}"; done
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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Why some one talking worthless bullshit when its not needed?
Get a live.

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #13
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Why some one talking worthless bullshit when its not needed?
Get a live.
lol
Sounds like somebody needs a hug...
 
Old 09-30-2012, 12:11 PM   #14
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Why some one talking worthless bullshit when its not needed?
Get a live.
This sort of language is unwarranted and not appreciated. Do not do that again.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #15
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Sorry it was a little bit overreactet, but i find it also rude if some one comes along and try to shit on
others peoples effort helping other users.
 
  


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