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licensetoil on 01/28/12


whitespace unix remove files administration perl rename

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Batch remove whitespace in all the files in directory and replace with a dash "-"

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Add this to your .profile or .bashrc file, source the file, navigate to the directory and call "rmwhitespace"

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  1. alias rm_whitespace="for F in * ; do NF=\`echo \$F | perl -lne \"s/ /-/g; s/\_/-/g; s/[,']//g; s/[-]+/-/g; print\"\` ; mv \"\$F\" \"\$NF\" ; done"

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Posted By: Mccauleyray on December 29, 2018

I am regularly following daring fireball and got best results in my coding thanks.

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