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Old 12-03-2007
CamelCasify file names (sed?)

Dear forum,

I need to rename a bunch of files according to their first line, in CamelCase. I am having problems with the conversion from "normal string title" or "NST syndrome" to, respectively, "NormalString" or "NSTSyndrome".

First character of a word to uppercase and drop spaces.

I was struggling to do this with sed, using hold space and swaping... but had no results. It keeps grabbing the whole line.

Any ideas?

Grateful in advance.
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Old 12-03-2007
With ksh:
$ cat camel
#! /usr/bin/ksh
typeset -u first

( cat << END
camel case
NST Syndrome
The Living End
fix ME
fix me too
) | while IFS= read input ; do
        set -A words $input
        while ((i<${#words[*]})) ; do
        echo input = $input
        echo output = $output
exit 0
$ ./camel
input = camel case
output = CamelCase

input = NST Syndrome
output = NSTSyndrome

input = The Living End
output = TheLivingEnd

input = fix ME
output = FixME

input = fix me too
output = FixMeToo


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