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# 1  
Old 08-23-2009
Need to change of file

I need to change the filed named from

Code:
3479238.conf.bad
3274293.conf.bad
2389749.conf.bad
3242397.conf.bad

Need to move as

Code:
3479238.conf
3274293.conf
2389749.conf
3242397.conf

Via shell script or any find command.

Last edited by vgersh99; 08-23-2009 at 06:53 PM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
# 2  
Old 08-23-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsiva
I need to change the filed named from

3479238.conf.bad
3274293.conf.bad
2389749.conf.bad
3242397.conf.bad

Need to move as

3479238.conf
3274293.conf
2389749.conf
3242397.conf

Via shell script or any find command.



use man cut
# 3  
Old 08-23-2009
Assuming the only files present with the name *.conf.bad are the ones to be renamed then:
Code:
for SFILE in *.conf.bad; do
  TFILE=`echo ${SFILE} | sed 's/.bad//'`
  mv ${SFILE} ${TFILE}
done

Would do the job.
# 4  
Old 08-23-2009
Thank you, it worked out...
# 5  
Old 08-23-2009
That's useless use of echo & cut
Code:
for FILE in *.conf.bad
do
   mv ${FILE} ${FILE%.*}
done

# 6  
Old 08-27-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by danmero
That's useless use of echo & cut
Not "useless", just not as efficient (and it was sed not cut ;-) ).
# 7  
Old 08-27-2009
"TonyFullerMalv" solution is cool because it follows logical lines. "danmero" solution is naive.

Slight improvement if we quote every filename and every ".", and allow for no files:

Code:
ls -1 *\.conf\.bad 2>/dev/null | while read SFILE
do
  TFILE=`echo "${SFILE}" | sed 's/.bad//'`
  mv "${SFILE}" "${TFILE}"
done


Last edited by methyl; 08-27-2009 at 08:53 PM.. Reason: Allow for no files

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