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Old 12-18-2013
Having trouble with find rename jpg command


I have a large series of directories and subdirectories with many jpgs in them. I need to do two things:

1. Create a copy of each jpg found within it's own subdirectory
2. Rename this copied jpg such that apple.jpg becomes apple_m.jpg

I have tried to run the following commands in order:

//this creates a copy of every jpg found and appends '_m' to the end of it
find . -name '*.jpg' -execdir cp {} {}_m \;

//now again find everything with 'jpg_m' at the end and rename it as filename_m.jpg
find . -name '*.jpg_m' -execdir rename -v 's/\.jpg_m/_m\.jpg/' {} \;

However the 2nd command does'nt seem to work, can someone please explain what I'm doing wrong?

# 2  
Old 12-18-2013

Could you please try the following code.

a=`find . -name "*.jpg"`
set -A array $a
for i in ${array[@]}
file_name=`basename $i`
echo $file_name
new_name=`echo $file_name"_m"`
cp "$file_name" "$new_name"

Hope this may help you.

NOTE: kindly use cp -p to copy the files in same permissions.

R. Singh

Last edited by RavinderSingh13; 12-18-2013 at 06:35 AM.. Reason: mentioning the use for cp -p command

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