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# 1  
Old 06-05-2012
[Solved] Renaming Multiple Files in Unix

I have mulitiple files in a unix directory e.g.

FILE10001.txt
FILE10002.txt

I want the above two files to get renamed as by a single command. I tried with mv but it does not work

FILE20001.txt
FILE20002.txt

Paresh
# 2  
Old 06-05-2012
Code:
renchar="2"
for file in `ls /directory`
do
prefix=`echo ${file} | cut -c1-4`
suffix=`echo ${file} | cut -c6-`
mv ${file} ${prefix}${renchar}${suffix}
done

# 3  
Old 06-05-2012
It gives following error.
Code:
 
ls: 0653-341 The file /directory does not exist


Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment Please use next time code tags for your code and data

Last edited by vbe; 06-05-2012 at 11:27 AM..
# 4  
Old 06-05-2012
try this

Code:
 
for i in FILE*; do mv $i ${i/FILE1/FILE2}; done

# 5  
Old 06-05-2012
On giving the below given command

Code:
for i in FILE*; do mv $i ${i/FILE2/FILE1}; done

It gives error

Code:
ksh: ${i/FILE1/FILE2}: 0403-011 The specified substitution is not valid for this command.

---------- Post updated at 06:26 AM ---------- Previous update was at 06:22 AM ----------

How to restrict below given command so that it operates on files starting with "FILE2" lying in the directory


Code:
renchar="2"
for file in `ls`
do
prefix=`echo ${file} | cut -c1-3`
suffix=`echo ${file} | cut -c5-`
mv ${file} ${prefix}${suffix}
done

multiple files are there in the directory for eg.

Code:
FILE20001.txt
FILE20002.txt
FILE20003.txt


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 06-05-2012 at 09:34 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 6  
Old 06-05-2012
Try:
Code:
for i in FILE1*; do 
  mv "$i" "FILE2${i#FILE1}"
done

This User Gave Thanks to Scrutinizer For This Post:
# 7  
Old 06-05-2012
Just prefect.....what i was looking for ....Thanks a lot...SmilieSmilie
 

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