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# 1  
Old 11-09-2001
renaming multiple files

Hi to everyone!!. Here's my stupid question of the day.
When I have to rename a file I use "mv filename newfilename".
But what about renaming multiple files, for example if I want to add the prefix "old" to several image files (in fact it's what I wanted to do..).

Thanks in advance.... Smilie
# 2  
Old 11-09-2001
renaming files


maybe 'rename' is what you're looking for.

e.g. $ rename .c .cc *.c

this would rename all your *.c files to
have the extension .cc

# 3  
Old 11-09-2001
missing rename

Thank you but I don't have that command on Solaris 8.
I downloaded the file from Freshmeat, a script that works with the tr command but still doesn't work.

Still searching..... ..... ...... .....
# 4  
Old 11-09-2001
Re: missing rename

Originally posted by piltrafa
Still searching..... ..... ...... .....
You might try searching this very site. Smilie

File name extensions
# 5  
Old 11-09-2001

Thanks for the suggestion. I tested your script and it works fine. The thing is that I want to change the files in thie way:

oldfile.txt to newfile.txt

I tried to change your script to make it work but, cause I'm not a scripter ( I don't know how to do it ), the new script fail.

thanks again for you help.
# 6  
Old 11-09-2001

Well, why not just play around with fore loop?

If you are in the same directory where you have your multiple files:

for foobar in * ; do mv $foobar old$foobar ; done

Simple, isn't it?

- OG
# 7  
Old 11-10-2001

It's just what I need, works exactly how I wanted and best of all, ITS SIMPLE....

Thanks a lot.

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