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Old 09-10-2003, 01:53 AM   #1
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rename to lowercase


how can i rename an entire folder of files to all lowercase, without manually doing so?
 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:56 AM   #2
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Maybe this'll help ya:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=86913

 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:38 AM   #3
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Heh.

Thanks for ze' reply-- ;-D

I'm having a problemo...I'm BRAND new to the whole scriptabobbin': heres thay log:

***START OF LOG***
jalal@computer:~/quake/ID1$ bash ~/noio
/home/jalal/noio: line 14:

#!/bin/bash

dir=/home/jalal/quake

for file in `ls $dir` ; do
# ANYCASE TO LOWERCASE:
newname=`echo $file | tr [A-Z [a-z]`

mv $dir/$file $dir/$newname
done

: No such file or directory
jalal@computer:~/quake/ID1$
***END OF LOG***

That is with the script at the link with the change for changing to lowercase and to a specified dir:

***START OF CODE***
'

#!/bin/bash

dir=/whatever/directory

for file in `ls $dir` ; do
# ANYCASE TO UPPERCASE:
newname=`echo $file | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'`

mv $dir/$file $dir/$newname
done

'
***END OF CODE***

Also note that it does not rename the files to lowercase. :-)
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:01 AM   #4
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Hmm, I see one problem in the first script here; the character conversion line is missing a right bracket and some single qoutes. The line should be

newname=`echo $file | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`

Does that help? Also, instead of doing the "bash blah" at the prompt, it's easier to do (assuming the script file is "script" ) "chmod u+x script" and then run it with "./script".
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:10 AM   #5
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Zeeeing-

Thanks for the quick 'sponse! ;-D

Ah, yes, I made that correction before actually, I copied it from the post.

For ze' script easierness:

***START OF LOG***
jalal@computer:~$ rename noio noio.script
jalal@computer:~$ chmod u+x noio.script
chmod: getting attributes of `noio.script': No such file or directory
jalal@computer:~$
***END OF LOG***

Humina-
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:23 AM   #6
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Whaaat...? Where did the file go? Do an "ls" to see if the file is really there...
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:44 AM   #7
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off topic, but just reading this up and thought it might be amusing / interesting... http://www.synopsys.com/news/pubs/co...lan-mar03.html

anyway though...i did not successfully change the name... is "rename" the proper command for such?

but even if...shouldn't "bash ~/noio" work? noio being the name of the script of course...
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:08 AM   #8
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Well, it seems that there is a rename command, but what people use is "mv"; "mv oldfile newfile". I never use the "bash blah", but I think it works

That kind of research is really interesting, but what if the implants are proprietary? Pay $100 a month to get my arm to move the way I want... And what about crashes and reboots? The way things seem to go with the patents on genes - which is completely nuts - it wouldn't surprise me... Ah, sorry about the distopia, it was meant as a joke in the beginning, but I guess I got off track
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:16 AM   #9
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hah..yes, y2k bug too, O NOo00o!

Behhh...i dont have much experience btw...tried linux out a few different times on my main computer..but because of the lack of support for learning...i typed exit and dropped back to you know what, by you know who. HERES A SECRETTT btw, shhh, its free. ...but yea...any ideas with what could be wrong with it? many thanks again
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:37 AM   #10
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OK, the script I wrote isn't very good since it will change it's own name if it's in the wrong dir I really don't understand what's going wrong in your case, but anyway, here's how I would do it:

1) Open an editor, write the script, and save it in, for instance, my home dir, maybe as noio. Since the script is a bit bad, the dir variable has to be something other than the directory that the script is in.
2) Quit the editor, and issue "chmod u+x noio" at the terminal prompt.
3) Now it should be enough to do "./noio" at the prompt.

No?
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:39 AM   #11
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I'm sorry, I have to leave now, but I'll be back later. Good luck!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 12:44 PM   #12
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ahhh...i had to leave myself...hah..and there was a special on 9/11 and the step by step process of why the buildings fell

ill check it all out and return to it

lates man,

thanks

jalal
 
  


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