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# 1  
Renaming File Names in a folder/Dir

Hi Team,
I'm new to Unix shell scripting .
I've the following requirement

A folder contains the list of files with the following format
Code:
    ab.name.11.first
    ab.name.12.second
    ab.name.13.third 
    ----------

I have to rename the above file to like below
Code:
    box_name_11_first
    box_name_12_second
    box_name_13_third
    -------

Could you please give me some idea to rename the file (not the content in the file )
# 2  
What shell are you using? Using bash or ksh93:
Code:
for i in ab.name.*
do
 new=${i//./_}
 new=${new/#ab/box}
 echo mv "$i" "$new"
done

Remove the echo when satisfied with the command lines.
# 3  
Thank You for the reply elixir,
I'm using KSH

I'll test the same in my system and let you know

---------- Post updated 06-12-13 at 01:08 PM ---------- Previous update was 06-11-13 at 10:59 PM ----------

Hi Elixir,
I tried the above code which you have suggested .
I'm getting the following error
Code:
new=${i//./_}: bad substitution

Could you please suggest if i need to change any
Thank you

---------- Post updated at 02:33 PM ---------- Previous update was at 01:08 PM ----------

Could you please suggest me regarding this script
# 4  
it works in ksh on my system...
# 5  
Hi I tried like below
Code:
for i in ab.name.*
do
 new=${i//./_}
 new=${new/#ab/BOX}
 echo mv "$i" "$new"
done

And the error like below
Code:
$ ./test.sh
./test.sh[3]: new=${i//./_}: bad substitution

And it is just For Your Information , I'm trying to replace the FILENAMES and NOT the contents in a file

Thank You
# 6  
You seem to be using ksh88, not ksh93.
Try:
Code:
for i in ab.name.*
do
 new=$(echo "$i"|sed 's/^ab/BOX/;s/\./_/g')
 echo mv "$i" "$new"
done

This User Gave Thanks to elixir_sinari For This Post:
# 7  
try escaping the dot

Code:
 new=${i//\./_}

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