[plug] Does anyone know how to change bulk filenames...

Shackleton, Kevin kshackleton at agric.wa.gov.au
Mon Jul 13 11:19:38 WST 1998

You shoulda been on the SLUG mailing list y've just covered this with a
variety of arcane solutions, PERL seemed to be the favoured way to go.

I regret I haven't saved any of the mails about it.  You could try a
mail direct to one of the more busy SLUGgers, try
r.polanskis at nepean.uws.edu.au
- she had a solution.

(sorry if this isn't best newsgroup etiquette).


> ----------
> From: 	David Buddrige[SMTP:David.Buddrige at optum.com.au]
> Reply To: 	plug at linux.org.au
> Sent: 	Monday, 13 July 1998 10:43
> To: 	'plug at linux.org.au'
> Subject: 	[plug] Does anyone know how to change bulk filenames...
> Hi Guys,
> I dunno if this sounds like a stupid question, but I am wanting to
> change
> bulk file-names and cannot figure out how to do it... 
> in dos for instance, if I had a bunch of files such as:
> file1.txt
> file2.txt
> file3.txt
> then the command
> ren *.txt *.doc
> would change everything with a .txt extension to have a .doc
> extension...
> have tried a number of combinations using rm to facilitate the same
> result,
> but cannot figure out how to do this?  can someone give me a hand?
> Also, does anyone know of a linux based file-management tool similar
> to
> windoze explorer or win 3.11 file-manager?  
> thanks
> David Buddrige

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