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Old 09-07-2011
Question move all files

What is the quickest and easiest way of renaming all files in a folder with a prepend string.

For example:


should become


where "myfile." is the prepend text.

Last edited by radoulov; 09-07-2011 at 06:51 AM.. Reason: Code tags, please!
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Old 09-07-2011
for f in *.txt; do
  mv -- "$f" myfile."$f"

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Old 09-07-2011

Originally Posted by radoulov
for f in *.txt; do
  mv -- "$f" myfile."$f"

Not all files have the .txt extension. I tried just * however it does not help.

Sorry for being naive.
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Old 09-07-2011
And what exactly do you mean by "it does not help"?
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Old 09-07-2011
for i in *
 [ -f $i ] && mv $i myfile.$i || echo "$i is not a file"

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Old 09-07-2011
$ ls -ltr | egrep -v "^d|total" | awk '{print "mv "$9" myfile."$9}' | sh

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