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Old 07-16-2009, 03:29 AM   #1
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How to remove bad filename pattern from every file in one folder?

Hello Guys,
i need help with a big problem. After unpacking an iso file i get very strange reults. Every File that was unpacked gets the extension ';1' in the end. For example: start.exe;1 or picture.jpg;1

Now my question is how to remove this bad extension from every file in this folder without doing every single file by hand. May there is also a method to prevent this failure. Thank you for your Help!

Old 07-16-2009, 03:43 AM   #2
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try this out,

Make sure u have a backup of the files first
for i in *; do nn=`echo $i| cut -d";" -f1`; mv $i $nn;  done
Old 07-16-2009, 03:47 AM   #3
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Another one:

for i in *; do mv "$i" "${i/\;1/}"; done
In bash, only. However, I am nore concerned about the *why* are those files being screwed. But, if you are sure that their contents is ok, then you can rename them this way.
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Their contents are okay. The way this ending appears is always the same: I got a simple .iso file. Then i right click on it and press "extract here". Everything works fine but i get these endings on every file that was inside the .iso file. Renaming them makes them usable again. Thank you for your answers!


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