Ubuntu :: Command To Remove Spaces From Filenames?
Aug 18, 2010
I have just switched to banshee as my media player and imported my films and music. Problem is, the video list is quite hard to read because all the video files have spaces in their names which are replaced by % signs, numbers and letters. I'm wondering if there is a command I can use in the directory that will automatically remove all the spaces from the filenames or better still, replace the spaces with hyphens or underscores?
I am reading the output of /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/ATF0/temperature in a program to read my CPU temp. I am using cat like the following:
Code: #cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/ATF0/temperature temperature: 49 C
I basically want to get rid of the spaces in between temperature and the actual temperature. Is there a command I can pipe the cat output to, to remove the spaces. I have seen suggestions for sed, or tr, but for some reason I cannot get them to work properly.
Im using this unix command(in a php file) to remove a certain string and then remove the whitespace left by that string. Unofrtunately in many cases, the files get completely erased. Is there a workaround?
I have a fresh dedicated server that im currently configuring and needed a little help if I may ask.The problem is that i'm having a file naming issue. for example from the web I can access any file that does not have spaces of any type. ex/music/musicfile.mp3this works fine and my php script can locate itBut the problem is when I try to access a file that has spaces.ex/music/The Eagles - Hotel California.mp3my php script can't seem to locate any files like this with spaces but doesn't have a problem locating the files with no spaces.
I also took a look at the directory within shell. I did notice that files that have spaces are showing up in this formatt in shell.#/home/~username/public_html/music/The Eagles - Hotel California.mp3In shell , i'm assuming that unix/linux maybe adds a backslash before spaces. But when I FTP to this same directoy, the filename look normal and at windows standard. how could I correctly access these types of files within my php scrits? or would I need to have all uploaded files renamed so that spaces are replaced with underscores maybe?
I have filenames like such: abc (e).doc And I want to rename them to abc.doc I have a directory full of files names like this. How can i do this using the sed command? I have looked online for about 2-3 hours now and am frustrated that I can't find an answer.
hey all i have a folder with lots of random jpegs but they all have the words 'SOMETHINGRANDOM' in there name that i want to remove and i'm trying something like this but it just renames all the files to 'newname'? Code: for filename in *.jpg; do newname=`echo $filename | sed -e 's/SOMETHINGRANDOM//g'` mv $filename newname; done
the preceding and trailing spaces around the commas in my CSV without destroying my address field. I'm new to regex and sed so this is probably easy but I just can't do it without destroying the Address section. I'm using vanilla Linux and sed 4.1.3I'm willing to use any regex or even awk if needed.
Example: I need this randall , dean, 11111 , 1309 Hillside Ave., Warsaw, VA , 23591
I'm hoping that someone can help me, I need to remove spaces (not replace with underscores) from several thousand files on a system with cygwin. Can I do this from the shell using rename or mv somehow?
I searched the forum and didn't find any threads that seemed to answer this question. I have a large directory of files, and dozens of subdirectories on a remote box I have ssh access to. I need a subset of these files copied to another folder.
directories parent -sub1 -sub2 -sub3
files I want (the files are all the same format, but some have extensions and others dont) 1100 1215 1322 1442 1500 1512
Unfortunately, I need a lot of files, and plan to do this on a regular basis (the files I need will be different each time) I was thinking it would be nice to be able to put the filenames in a text file (one filename per line) and use the find command to copy the files (I don't necessarily know which subdirectory the file will be in).
I misused wildcards like a moron, in the rename command. I repeated names twice in a 3gig folder, which I cannot afford to delete. Now, the rename command is not working, and it says the file name is too long. I am a competent programmer in Java, PHP, and I know basic C.
I am trying to encode files via mencoder. The file name has spaces in it. "test file.mkv". When I manually type the command in the terminal, everything works. But when I use a bash script (I'm reading it from a file) it doesn't. It gives me
Code: File not found: '"test' Below is the bash script I wrote
Code: #!/bin/bash # For testing, we have already built a file list, so just use that. # ls *.mkv>files.lst exec 10<files.lst let count=0 while read -u 10 FILE; do LINE="mencoder -of lavf -lavfopts format=mp4 -vf scale=1024:-3 -ovc x264 -x264encopts crf=28:vbv_maxrate=1500:nocabac:global_header:bframes=0 -oac faac -faacopts br=160:mpeg=4:object=2:raw -channels 2 -srate 48000 "$FILE" -o test.mp4" echo $LINE exec $LINE done
exec 10>&- files.lst contains only a single line (no newline) with Code: test file.mkv
On a related note, when I was first trying this simply on the command line, I had a file that had a double exclamation point. I found out that that is a shortcut of some kind for the previous command. My kludge to get around this was to try to execute a single exclamation point as a command, then to change the double exclamation point to a quadruple exclamation point. Is there a proper way (escape sequence or something) to pass double exclamation points to a command?
One system send files to linux machine and it is name contains spaces and I tried to move it from one directory to other, but it show error: Ex:- mv -f file one file two mv: target 'one' is not a directory
How do I access files with spaces from the command line? for example I want to go to a file called "New File" and let's say is in Downloads/Books/(and here is the file) how do I input the space since the command line doesn't recognize it?
Is it possible, in Linux, to rename a file from something without spaces to something containing spaces? I know I can create directories and files with spaces by doing:
mkdir "new dir" and:
touch "new file.txt"
I want to rename files from:
imgp0882.jpg to something like:
20091231 1243 some topic.jpg
And how would it look in a shell script that uses parameters like:
for i in *.jpg do rename "$i" "$somepath/$mydate $mytime $mytopic$extension" ?
I'm new to Linux (using PCLinuxOS 2009.2), coming from Windows, and I've written myself a little shell script to download files from my camera and then automatically rename them according to a date-and-topic pattern. As you can guess by now, I'm stuck on the bit about renaming. If you want to see my script, here's a copy. I'm not using jhead for this renaming because that only works with JPEG files but I want a single solution for any media format including videos.
I have a problem where in order to satisfy RPM dependencies, I need to remove packages and downgrade them in the same command. Imagine the following situation Before
A v2.0 depends on B,C B v2.0 depends on C > 1.0 C v1.1
A v1.0 depends on C C v 1.0
If I issue a
$ rpm -Uvh --oldpackage Av1.0.rpm Cv1.0.rpm
it will fail with "B depends on C > 1.0" If I issue a
$ rpm -e B
it will fail with "A requires B" so I appear to be in a catch-22. The obvious solution is to use a "--nodeps" and remove B before doing the downgrade, but I am creating these commands programmatically so I was hoping to use dependency resolution as a sanity check against an incorrect script. Is there any way to perform this downgrade without breaking the RPM dependency sanity checks by force?
When using the pr command for formatting simple text files for printing, page numbers are included in the header by default. I figured out how to remove the date from the header (pr -D ""), and how to remove the title (pr -h ""), but for the life of me I can't figure out how to remove page numbering from the header. Anybody know how/if this can be accomplished?
Is there any way to quickly remove multiple related packages from the command line instead of having to enter the name of every single one? I am trying to remove OpenOffice from my server running 10.04. It would work nicely if I could get a list of packages without line breaks, such as the list displayed by aptitude when upgrading. That way I could just paste the package list into the terminal. However, "aptitude search 'openoffice'" dumps a long list on many lines that cannot be used that way.