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Old 01-11-2005, 06:20 AM   #1
merlin23
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replacing all spaces in filenames of a directory


has anyone an idea which would be the best way to replace all spaces in the all filenames of a directory?
There are many thousands of files in many directories and I want to go recursive through them...
I think maybe somehow with the find - command mixed up with some regular experssion?

Would be nice to get somenice hint

tx in regards..
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:52 AM   #2
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$ cat /tmp/t
src="$1"
dst=`echo "$1" | tr ' ' '_'`
if [ "$src" != "$dst" ]; then
mv "$src" "$dst"
fi

$ find /home/zeropash -exec /tmp/t \{\} \;

This would replace all the spaces with _
if you have tabs etc use [:space:] for tr
does this help?
 
  


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