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Old 02-01-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Renaming multiple files


I have many files named (number).jpg that I want to rename to (number)_sm.jpg (thumbnails, "sm" is short for "small").

How do I do this via shell? I've tried futzing around with mv, rename and wildcards characters, but it's getting me nowhere.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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try this:

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for f in *.jpg ; do mv $f ${f%.jpg}_sm.jpg; done
 
  


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