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Old 07-03-2008
how to rename all the files with one command?

How do i rename all the files using a script ?
My server create log files and save them with numbering behind the name. for e.g. daily_20080101.log.0001 and so on ... How do a script and crontab it to remove all the numbering? Please help thanks.
# 2  
Old 07-03-2008
Code:
for f in daily*
do
    echo mv $f ${f%.[0-9]*}
done

Take out the echo when you have finished testing it...

Be careful though because daily_20080101.log.0001 will be overwritten by daily_20080101.log.0002 if it is also present?
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Old 07-03-2008
omg, it works! thanks Annihilannic ....

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