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Old 08-09-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
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Question Renaming multipe files without extensions

I am attempting to copy multiple files in multiple directories to another location. Easy.

At the same time I would like to add a .txt extension to the end of every file in every directory but keep the directory names the same. Not so easy. All the commands I have located so far pretty much rely on you wanting rename files.

MMV appears to be the favorite but I cannt seem to get around the recursive issue.

I would forward to hearing from you.

Old 08-09-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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You want to copy files from one place, recursively, to another location, adding the suffix ".txt" to theses files ?
This is a two steps procedure.
1) copy all the files from one location to another using cp recursive or tar or whatever
2) use find in the new location to rename only the files. Something like that:
find newlocation -type f -exec mv {} {}.txt \;
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find newlocation -type f -exec /usr/bin/mv '{}' '{}'.txt \;
might be a little safer though the other should still work.
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yet another alternative
for i in `find -type f`
mv $i $i.txt


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