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Bash script to rename all files within a folder...

Hi.

I don't have any experience with making scripts in bash. I need a simple script to rename all files in a folder to the format file1.avi, file2.avi, file3.avi, and so on.....

Please note that the original files have different filenames and different extensions. But they all need to be renamed into the above format.....

Thank you! Smilie
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One way:
Code:
cd ./directory
cnt=1
for fname in *
do
    mv $fname file${cnt}.avi
    cnt=$(( $cnt + 1 ))
done

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Awesome. That worked!

Thanks jim mcnamara. Smilie
 

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