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Old 09-29-2014
Replace file name with Space as content


I am having a files in my directory like this:
2014 1049_file1.txt
2014 1050_file2.txt
2014 1110_file3.txt
2014 1145_file4.txt
2014 2049_file5.txt

I need to replace the above file names like this without changing the content of filename:

I tried something like this but didn't workout:
for i in *.txt
mv $i ${*_i}

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Old 09-29-2014
mv "$i" "${*_i}"

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Old 09-29-2014

its not working its throwing an error
-bash: ${*_i}: bad substitution
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Old 09-29-2014
Try this:

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for i in "*.txt"
mv $i ${i#*_} 
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Old 09-29-2014

it didn't replace the file with your code
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Old 09-29-2014
for f in *txt;do
     tui-echo "$f" "${f/*_/}"

# | 2014 2014_file1.txt                                                                                  file1.txt | #
# | 2014 2014_file2.txt                                                                                  file2.txt | #
# | 2014 2014_file3.txt                                                                                  file3.txt | #
# | 2014 2014_file4.txt                                                                                  file4.txt | #
# | 2014 2014_file5.txt                                                                                  file5.txt | #
# | 2014 2014_file6.txt                                                                                  file6.txt | #
# | 2014 2014_file7.txt                                                                                  file7.txt | #
+ ~/tmp $

Of course you need to replace tui-echo with mv

Last edited by sea; 09-29-2014 at 12:48 PM..
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Old 09-29-2014
This will work:
for i in *.txt
mv "$i" "${i#*_}"

---------- Post updated at 05:25 PM ---------- Previous update was at 05:20 PM ----------

Originally Posted by shekhar_4_u
for i in "*.txt"

The problem here is that all txt files will expand, but within the double quotes, thus i becomes one long string containing a list of all text files instead of handling/representing each file separately.

Hope this helps.

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