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?

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Sep 14, 2010

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:

#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.

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Apr 13, 2011

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?

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Jun 8, 2010

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Sep 16, 2010

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.

I need this
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Can I do this from the shell using rename or mv somehow?

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Oct 7, 2009

need all spaces between two letters or a letter and a number exchanged for an underscore, but all spaces between a letter and other characters need to remain. One example for clarity:


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active A -- generation [label]

needed Output:

force -- lamin_90 [label]
active_A -- generation [label]

I tried solving this with sed but obviously s/ /_/g does not work, nor does any s/[a-zA-z0-9] [a-zA-z0-9]/[a-zA-z0-9]_[a-zA-z0-9]/g , because you just can't do this...

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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.



files I want (the files are all the same format, but some have extensions and others dont)

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).


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Dec 1, 2009

I got a filename called like this:


It's like this:


Now Im splitting these hourly files into 1 minute files. I get then this output sofar properly:

and so on....

the 00, 01, 02 and up are the minutes it has splitted it. Now I need a script, after it did this, to rename the file names into this:


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Jan 21, 2010

I am trying to run an scp command on my linux server, this is working fine, however I changed the output folder to one which has spaces and now when run, it's coming up saying SCP ambiguous target

Here's my string:
expect -c 'spawn scp -r /var/lib/asterisk/backups/Everyday/ administrator@
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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.

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Oct 6, 2010

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

File not found: '"test'
Below is the bash script I wrote

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# ls *.mkv>files.lst
exec 10<files.lst
let count=0
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echo $LINE
exec $LINE

exec 10>&-
files.lst contains only a single line (no newline) with
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?

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Oct 3, 2010

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Jan 26, 2010

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:

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Mar 22, 2011

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

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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

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it will fail with "B depends on C > 1.0" If I issue a

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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?

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Nov 30, 2009

i want to remove words "Max" and "constrained" in a file given below:

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Max 0.004549 constrained
Max 0.001689 constrained


and further want to replace "Max" by line number so that i can plot the resulting file. i searched in forum, but couldn't do what i wanted to do. e.g. i used

1)grep command

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2) sed command

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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.

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