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Old 11-18-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
nawo69
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rename files including ones in sub directories


Hi I trying to rename files across sub directories but not having much joy.

I want to rename files containing "-trailer.mov" in the name to ".[TRAILER].mov" for example "Filmname (2012)-trailer.mov" would become "Filmname (2012).[TRAILER].mov"

I can do it in the directory containing the file with
rename -v -- "-trailer.mov" ".[TRAILER].mov" *.*
but how would I do it for all sub directories in/i-data/md0/Disk1/Films/

TIA
 
Old 11-18-2012, 05:13 AM   #2
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Code:
#!/bin/bash

IFS=/
for dir in i-data/md0/Disk1/Films
do
    cd $dir && rename -v -- "-trailer.mov" ".[TRAILER].mov" *.*
done
 
Old 11-18-2012, 05:16 AM   #3
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Code:
find /i-data/md0/Disk1/Films/ -name \*-trailer.mov -exec rename "-trailer.mov" ".[TRAILER].mov" {} \+
I've removed the rename command options to adapt the command line to rename available on my system. Anyway, the suggested command line should give you an idea on how to execute a command over multiple files recursively. Note the closing \+ makes the command to be executed once over the files all together. See man find for details.
 
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:31 AM   #4
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Thanks guys the Bash one didn't seem to do anything but the other command after a slight tweak is working perfectly.

 
Old 11-18-2012, 06:44 AM   #5
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