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Re: Change filenames recursively



Matthew Anderson wrote:
I have hundreds of files that start with a * (asterisk) for the
filename.  I am needing to change the asterisk in every file to a _
(underscore).  Does

Anyone know what command I can use to recursively do that?  I appreciate
any help anyone can provide me.

Check out the 'find' command to locate the files. Then pipe that that thru a bit of Perl to create the commands.

$ ls test
*one  *three  *two

$ find test -name "\**"|perl -e 'foreach(<>){chomp$_;$aa=$_;$aa=~s/\*/_/;print"mv $_ $aa\n";}

mv test/*two test/_two
mv test/*one test/_one
mv test/*three test/_three

pipe to a shell for execution...


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