How will I rename every file in a directory to their filenames
mac at cs.hmc.edu
Fri Feb 4 00:28:12 PST 2005
Best handled with a shell loop, offhand:
% for file in *.mp3 ; do mv $file $file.old ; done
Modifying to suit your tastes.
On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:23:50AM -0800, Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote:
> I would want to rename every file that ends in .mp3 to
> their filename with appended .old.
> so that, test.mp3 will be renamed test.mp3.old?
> my initial command would then be:
> ls |grep mp3 |xargs -J # mv #..[this part is what
> trying to figure out]
> How will I tell the mv that its arguments would be the
> output of ls and append something like ".old" to it?
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Julian "Mac" Mason mac at cs.hmc.edu
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