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Old 06-26-2004, 12:26 AM   #1
joe_stevensen
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Need help with renaming jpgs


I have a bunch of JPGs in my personal photo gallery. I want to clean everything up and move all the pics to one folder so that I can look through them.

I would just do a mv *.jpg, but a LOT of files have the name (001.jpg, 002..jpg)...etc in each subdir)

Any idea how I can recursively move and rename all JPGs from subdirs to a toplevel dir?

001.jpg
002.jpg

is fine..
Perl or shell is ok.

thanks!
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:42 AM   #2
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Wouldn't the easiest way be to use a GUI file explorer ("Konqueror", for example)?

Just:
1. Go to the top-level directory you want to search down from
2. Search for *.jpg
3. Highlight everything it finds, and
4. Drag and drop into the new folder

With "find", you could do something like:

find SRCDIR -name "*.jpg" -exec mv {} NEWDIR \;
<= EXPERIMENT WITH THE SYNTAX TO MAKE SURE
EVERYTHING WORKS BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY DO THE REAL "MV"...
 
Old 06-26-2004, 04:29 AM   #3
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GNU mv supports options to not overwrite the file if it exists, do man mv and see particulary -b, -S, -V options
 
  


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