eps to jpg conversion - which program?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Nov 8 22:25:54 PST 2008

On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 12:12:46 +0200, Jonathan McKeown <jonathan+freebsd-questions at hst.org.za> wrote:
> You can also save yourself repeated calls to basename by using
> for f in *eps; do
>     convert ${f%.eps}.jpg
> done
> Look under parameter expansion in the manpage for sh(1) (or bash(1) if you 
> have bash installed).

Yes, that's a very good hint, I will use this in the future.
Note that $f as first parameter is missing (source for convert).

> As far as I can tell csh/tcsh doesn't support this 
> useful feature.

Well, I prefer the C Shell (instead of BASH) as primary dialog shell,
but for scripting, I always stay with the "good old" Bourne Shell,
simply because it's the standard scripting shell for UNIX, and it's
compatible to most Linusi, too (where /bin/sh@ -> /bin/bash,
but NB ! -f /bin/bash in FreeBSD).

> Essentially, a Bourne-type shell with parameter expansion expands 
> ${variable#prefix} or ${variable%suffix} to $variable with the prefix or 
> suffix, respectively, removed.

So this would be more efficient:

	for f in *eps; do
		[ ! -f ${f%.eps}.jpg ] && convert $f ${f%.eps}.jpg

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