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rename files help

Hi, I've already search for this issue but I found different scripts for rename files, but I don't know how to customize it for my needs.
Here's what I want to do:

I have a lot of files inside many directories, like this:
/aa/01.txt
/aa/02.txt
/ab/01.txt
/ab/02.txt

I want all those files in only one directory, but I have a 01.txt file on each directory, means with the same name, so if I move all the files the last one will overwrite the one with the same name.

Because I'm a newby (and with a poor english) I've tried using something like:

find . -name '*.txt' -exec mv {}:\

but I don't know how to put a variable inside the {}.

I know a very simple script will do the trick, sadly I don't know how to do it.
Maybe you could help me with some tip. Thanks a lot!!!
# 2  
How about something like this:
Code:
$ find ./a* -type f | while read filename; do    mv ${filename} ~/tmp/dest/`echo "${filename}" | sed -e 's!/!-!g' -e 's/^.-//'`; done

This will move ./ab/01.txt to ~/tmp/dest/ab-01.txt, ./ab/02.txt to ~/tmp/dest/ab-02.txt, and so on.

Cheers
ZB
# 3  
Excellent! Exactly what I wanted, and it works great.

Thank u for your wisdom.
 

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