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How to rename multiple files

Hi all, I have some files like:

pickup.0000043200.t001.t001.data
pickup.0000043200.t001.t002.data
pickup.0000043200.t002.t001.data
pickup.0000043200.t002.t002.data
pickup.0000043200.t003.t001.data
pickup.0000043200.t003.t002.data

I need to rename these files to

pickup.0000216000.t001.t001.data
pickup.0000216000.t001.t002.data
pickup.0000216000.t002.t001.data
pickup.0000216000.t002.t002.data
pickup.0000216000.t003.t001.data
pickup.0000216000.t003.t002.data

Thanks very much for you help
Abbas
# 2  
Ok. I guess the only thing that changes is 0000043200 becomes 0000216000.
This might be a slightly long method. But should do.

Code:
ls > /tmp/file1
sed 's/0000043200/0000216000/g' /tmp/file1 > /tmp/file2
sed -i 's/^/mv /g' /tmp/file1
paste /tmp/file1 /tmp/file2 > /tmp/mvFiles.sh
sh /tmp/mvFiles.sh

sheesh!! thats a lot! there must be simpler ways to do that! Smilie
# 3  
Yep.. there is..
pulled it from another thread..

Code:
for filename in *;
do
    newname=`echo $filename | sed -e 's/0000043200/0000216000/g'`
    mv $filename $newname
done

# 4  
I have give a sample you can modify if you require any thing else. Its working in my system

============================
#!/bin/ksh

count=`ls *0000043200* | wc -l`
old=0000043200
new=0000216000

while [ "$count" -gt 0 ]
do
count=`ls *0000043200* | wc -l`
file=`ls -l *0000043200* | tail -1 | cut -d ' ' -f26`
newfile=`echo "$file" | sed "s|"$old"|"$new"|g"`
mv $file $newfile > /dev/null

done

echo " RENAME DONE"
=========================================
# 5  
Thanks very much guys
Is there any way to use rename command?
Abbas
 

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