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Old 11-09-2009
Script to rename a group of files


I have a directory which has the file names as


I have to remove the time stamp after which is present after Z. as there are thousands of file to do so, is there a simple way to rename those file in a single command or script.

result should be like for the above files as
# 2  
Old 11-09-2009
for i in *.Z.*; do
  mv "$i" "${i%.*}"

# 3  
Old 11-09-2009
if you have Python 2.4+, you can use this script.

$  ls -1
$ -p "(.*Z)\..*" -e "\1" -l "ap_*"
==>>>>  [ /home/ap_boise_20091109.Z.20091110 ]==>[ /home/ap_boise_20091109.Z ]
==>>>>  [ /home/ap_aero_20091020.Z.20091021 ]==>[ /home/ap_aero_20091020.Z ]

remove -l option to commit changes
# 4  
Old 11-10-2009
rename command is not working, its says

hpomt73e:/u/bxsunda> rename s/Z.*/Z/ ap_*.Z.*
ksh: rename: not found
# 5  
Old 11-10-2009
isn't it obvious, either you don't have rename, or you may have installed into different path.
Another way
awk 'BEGIN{
        cmd = "mv "q file q" "q f[1] q
        print cmd
        #system (cmd) #uncomment to use
}'  ap*

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