renaming a file....
cs at zip.com.au
Thu Dec 28 22:22:38 UTC 2006
On 28Dec2006 11:32, bruce <bedouglas at earthlink.net> wrote:
| i can rename a file in the current dir
| is there a way to be in a parent dir, and rename a file in a child dir?
| i can use the find cmd, and generate the files i want to rename. however, my
| attempts at using the find . -name "foo" | xargs rename... doesn't seem to
| work, as the rename is coming back saying that the file doesn't exist..
| it seems that the rename is operating on files in the current dir, as
| opposed to the files from the 'find'....
Generate "mv" commands from the output of find, and pipe to "sh".
Without knowing exactly what renaming you're doing it's hard to be much
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743
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