[ILUG] global rename
david.ocallaghan at cs.tcd.ie
Thu Jun 23 17:24:38 IST 2005
On 23/06/05 17:17, Paul Biggar wrote:
> I have a large directory containing code, data, scripts and documents,
> all ASCII. I want to do a global rename, that is for every instance of
> foo, I want it replaced with bar, whether its in a file name or inside
> a file, or anywhere, in fact.
> Does a utility to do this exist? Or should I just script it?
On my Fedora Core 3 system I have a utility called "rename" from the =
util-linux package. From the man page:
rename will rename the specified files by replacing the first occur-
rence of from in their name by to.
For example, given the files foo1, ..., foo9, foo10, ..., foo278, the
rename foo foo0 foo?
rename foo foo0 foo??
will turn them into foo001, ..., foo009, foo010, ..., foo278.
rename .htm .html *.htm
will fix the extension of your html files.
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