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Old 10-02-2009
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Hi All

I am having hundred over file in the below pattern.


Need to rename these files with an extension .bak

only first 4 digits are variant

i tried using mv ????0101.INI ????0101.INI.bak, but unable to do so.

Kindly suggest

Thanks with anticipation
# 2  
Old 10-02-2009
I would suggest a for loop, but what shell are you using so we can provide the correct syntax for your script?
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Old 10-02-2009

mv *0101.INI *0101.INI.BAK

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Old 10-02-2009

ls ????0101.INI | xargs -I{} mv {} {}.bak

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Old 10-02-2009
for file in ????0101.INI
  mv "$file" "$file.bak"

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Old 10-02-2009
Lot of good solutions !!

But which solved your issue !! & What is the problem ?!

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