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Re: Using FIND to globally rename files...



On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 16:35 -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:
> 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.

Fair enough.

poc


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