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Re: Using FIND to globally rename files...



Daniel B. Thurman wrote:

How do you use FIND to globally rename files?

I find that some music files that have '!' embedded in them
to cause conflicts especially when attempting to use
Nautilus to move them from one location into another,
so I wish to rename files that have offending characters
in them.

I tried:

1) find . -type f -name \*.mp3 -exec mv "{}" `echo \"{}\" | sed -e 's/[!]//`" \;
   Nope.  Does not work.

2) find . -type f -name \*.mp3 | xargs "echo "mv \"{}\" `echo \"{}\" | sed -e 's/\!//`"" Ah, this is really convoluted, of course it does not work. It is rife with errors indeed!
   :)

Um, help!?!?

Kind regards,
Dan


You might want to check this program. I use it all the time ...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/detox

Regards,

John


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