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Old 01-07-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
amushtaq
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File renaming


i have a repository of files which i want to rename. i have a csv which contains the mappings from the old names to the new names.

e.g:

oldname,newname
123,567
534,127
675,978

is there any utility which would read the mappings from the csv and rename the files accordingly.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Maybe something like this....
Code:
#!/bin/bash

cat file.txt |\
while read i ; do
j=`echo "$i" | awk -F, '{print$2}'`
mv `echo "$i" | awk -F, '{print$1}'` "$j"
done
 
Old 01-13-2006, 05:40 AM   #3
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Thanks that was really helpful
 
  


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