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Old 08-16-2009
Yes, you're right, it renames the first parent directory, but not the others parents.
On the other hand, if you removes the cd.., you get errors like
Code:
ls: cannot access ./D144: No such file or directory
./sc.sh: line 34: cd: ./D144: No such file or directory

Sorry, I can't help you much :/

Did you try my script btw?
# 9  
Old 08-16-2009
The key to this puzzle is hinted in the first post.
1) Use the "-depth" parameter to "find" such that the deepest directory is acted on first. However the moment you rename a directory your "find" results list is out of date.
2) So! I would suggest breaking out of the loop each time you rename a directory. Then repeat the full process until you get no hits.
3) It's inefficient but has a greater chance of success.

A more efficent approach is to keep the find "results" list up-to-date as you rename directories (but still working from the deepest level up). Unless there are a huge number of directories IMHO this is not really worth the effort.

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