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Re: Using FIND to globally rename files...



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 12:06 -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:
    Simplest
way is to use the 'rename' command:

    find . -type f -name '*!*.mp3' -exec rename '!'  ''  {} \;

Slightly better:

find . -type f -name '*!*.mp3' -print0 |xargs -0 rename '!'  ''

This will work even for filenames with spaces in them (quite common with
music files).

As will the command I suggested.  Arguments to commands invoked by
"-exec" are passed WITHOUT being parsed by a shell.

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Bob Nichols     "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.
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