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Old 01-06-2005, 12:49 PM   #1
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symlink multiple files to new directory with new extension

I need to symlink multiple files to a different directory changing the extension of each file.
When I execute
ln -s /dir/*.123 /dir/*.321
I get
"ln: when making multiple links, last argument must be a directory"

What can I do to create a symlink of multiple files into a different directory changing the extension?

Old 01-06-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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for file in /dir/*.123 ; do
  ln -s $file `echo $file | sed 's/123$/321/'`
I haven't tested it but it should work no probs! Just make sure you change the right things in it (if you wanted to change mp3 to ogg you'd change s/123$/321/ to s/mp3$/ogg/ and /dir/*.123 to /dir/*.mp3)

edit: added code tags, whoops!


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