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powerthru on 10/11/10


Shell directory filename rename

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strip text from the middle of all filenames in a directory

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Expects all files to be in the current directory; does not recurse into subdirectories. Replace "TEXTTOREMOVE" with the text you wish to remove from the filename. Replace *.csv with a search term appropriate for your situation.

  1. for i in *.csv; do mv "$i" "${i/TEXTTOREMOVE/}"; done

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