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tylerhall on 05/26/07


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Rename Multiple Files in Bash Using Regular Expressions

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This small, bash script will loop though the specified files and rename them according to a sed regular expression. In this example, I'm renaming a bunch of .avi movie files.

  1. for i in *.avi
  2. do
  3. j=`echo $i | sed 's/find/replace/g'`
  4. mv "$i" "$j"
  5. done
  7. Can also be written on a single line as
  9. for i in *.avi; do j=`echo $i | sed 's/find/replace/g'`; mv "$i" "$j"; done

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Posted By: mind on May 26, 2007

prename is much simpler, and it is in the perl standard distributio that is installed in almost all unix systems. to use it: prename 's/find/replace/ files


Posted By: jaduks on December 28, 2008

A post on rename can be found here : Its useful.

Posted By: boondoklife on October 18, 2010

LOVE IT. This is just what I was looking for to complete my transmission script!

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