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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers renaming files Post 302134141 by radoulov on Wednesday 29th of August 2007 04:03:58 AM
Originally Posted by ohagar
aaa_bbb_1234 needs to become aaa_bbb_01234
Depending on your shell you could:

zsh 4.3.4% touch aaa_bbb_1234 bbb_bbb_5678
zsh 4.3.4% autoload -U zmv
zsh 4.3.4% zmv -n '(*)' '${f/_bbb_/_bbb_0}'
mv -- aaa_bbb_1234 aaa_bbb_01234
mv -- bbb_bbb_5678 bbb_bbb_05678
zsh 4.3.4% # remove "-n" to execute
zsh 4.3.4% bash
bash 3.2.13(1)$ for f in *_bbb_*;do
> echo "mv $f ${f/_bbb_/_bbb_0}"
> done
mv aaa_bbb_1234 aaa_bbb_01234
mv bbb_bbb_5678 bbb_bbb_05678
bash 3.2.13(1)$ # remove the echo command to execute
bash 3.2.13(1)$ sh
$ for f in *_bbb_*;do
> echo "mv $f ${f%_bbb_*}_bbb_0${f#*_bbb_}"
> done
mv aaa_bbb_1234 aaa_bbb_01234
mv bbb_bbb_5678 bbb_bbb_05678
$ # remove the echo command to execute

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