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Re: Script to rename files



On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 10:19 +0200, Juan L. Pastor wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I need a script to rename several files to docXXX.txt where XXX is a
> number I can define, for example 054, and the following files will be
> renamed as 055, 056,... Can you help?
> 
> Juan
> 
Do you already have the files named?

If so something like this should work.

----------
NUM="054"
for i in `ls`
do
  NAME=`basename $i .txt`
  mv $i ${NAME}${NUM}.txt
  NUM=`echo "${NUM} + 1" | bc`
done
--------

Note that this results in $NUM being the numeric value and it will lose
the leading 0s, so if it is important that it have a fixed number of
digits you will have to test the value of $NUM and pad it with leading
0s appropriately.




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