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Old 01-28-2008
Changing the File Name

Dear all,

I want to change all the File name in a folder from File1.txt to
File1YYYYMMDD.txt where YYYYMMDD is the date of the file is renamed.

I have used the following scripts:-


A=`date +"%d%m%Y"

for in [File]*
mv $i $i$A.txt


But when I used this script, all the file is instead changed into

How do I remove the first .txt after the character File1? Please advised on this.

Thanks alot.
# 2  
Old 01-28-2008
Try this:

mv $i ${i%%.txt}$(date +"%d%m%Y").txt

# 3  
Old 01-28-2008
Thanks alot. It works. But can you please explain why by putting (i%%.txt) it is working? Sorry for asking stupid questions. I am still new in this field.

Thanks again for helping me.
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