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Old 07-20-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
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How can I rename a lot of files with a single command?


I have a lot *.WAV files, I want all them to be *.wav (lowercase)... I have foo.WAV I would doo mv foo.WAV foo.wav and that's it, but what if I have more than one (with a single command) ?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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Hi,

for foo in *.WAV ; do mv $foo `echo $foo | sed 's/\(.*\.\)WAV/\1wav/'` ; done

should work
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:03 AM   #3
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Uhm... it says that 'misses a file as an argument'. By the way, how that stuff about advanced commands like sed and so (perl regular expressions?) are called so I can learn more about them?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:19 AM   #4
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Sorry ,
this command should work, i just copy/past it

for advanced doc you should try one of the best ressource :

http://www.tldp.org/

Have fun
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:27 AM   #5
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Just type,

Code:
rename .WAV .wav *.WAV
 
  


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