Relabeling all audio files on a server

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Mon May 31 04:09:38 UTC 2010

On Sunday 30 May 2010 07:47 PM, Mikkel wrote:
> On 05/30/2010 05:21 PM, Leonard Adjei wrote:
>> I have a server which houses thousands of audio tracks and materials.
>> Recently I started using a web application which seems to have a ew
>> problems with the naming convention used by default.
>> For example it has a problem with apostrophe signs ('), I want to be
>> able to create a script which goes to through the folder and all
>> files and folders under it and renames all the tracks by deleting
>> every entry of the apostrophe where it encounters them.
>> E.g. This ain't no game =>  This aint no game
>>         Mr Brown's Last supper =>  Mr Browns Last supper
>> and like that. I want the apostrophe sign to be deleted but everything
>> else stays the same.
>> Any suggestions on doing this would really be appreciated. Thanks.
> You may find the tr command handy in building the script.
> For a single directory, you could start with something like this
> (not tested):
> for i in * ; do
>    j=$(echo $i | tr -d \' )
>    mv "$i" "$b"
> done
> You need the quotes around $i and $j because of spaces in the name.
> This script will also remove the 's from directory names.

I have been trying to do this for sometime now and always had problem 
with the quoting and special characters. Thanks Mikkel for the above 
solution. ;)

> Mikkel


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