Ubuntu :: Mass Renaming Files - Get Rid Of Two Extra Characters On The End

Feb 12, 2010

I have a folder with various subfolders of files. These files all have two extra characters on the end that I want to get rid of. How would I go about telling the terminal to go into X directory and every subdirectory of X directory, look for all files with the extra characters, remove them, and keep everything else the same?

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I have a bunch of files that I need to rename, ordinarily this is pretty easy task. The problem here is that the file names have Chinese / Japanese characters. ie [$$$$$$$$].SOMETHING BLAH BLAH.ext Where all the "$$$$" are insert Chinese characters. The problem is that sed or perl doesn't seem to handle the Chinese characters correctly so using a regular expression like this 's/^[*.]//' which would normally work doesn't. From what I have read so far I believe these characters are double encoded UTF-8 (not 100% sure) which could be the problem. So far I've tried numerous different regex's as well as playing around with convmv to see if I could convert the filenames to just single encoded characters but I've had no luck.

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I have a directory (Linux user) with a number of files which contain an added [!] to the end of each file name so that each file reads out as:
foo something [!].zip
bar something [!].zip
helloworld [!].zip
etc.
What is the quickest way to batch rename these to remove the ending [!] character combination from these file names?

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Jun 23, 2011

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Aug 3, 2011

sed '/
$/ {N s/
//}'
sed: -e expression #1, char 10: extra characters after command

I want to understand what is wrong with my command line. When I can do the some of following in a script but not in a command line. I have been working through the tutorial at [URL]. When I got stuck at the section Working with Multiple Lines. These script works fine.

#!/bin/sh
sed '
# look for a "#" at the end of the line
/#$/ {
# Found one - now read in the next line
N
# delete the "#" and the new line character,
s/#
//
}' file

In my case I am looking for or return ^M.
#!/bin/sh
sed '
# look for a "#" at the end of the line
/
$/ {
# Found one - now read in the next line
N
# delete the "#" and the new line character,
s/
//
}' file

The problem is when I try to convert it to a single line shell command it gives me an errors.
sed '/
$/ {N s/
//}'
sed: -e expression #1, char 10: extra characters after command
sed '/
$/{N s/
//}'
sed: -e expression #1, char 9: extra characters after command
sed '/
$/{Ns/
//}'
sed: -e expression #1, char 8: extra characters after command

I want to understand what is wrong with my command line. When I can do the following in a script but not in a command line. I have created a sed script to do the work I want.
cat test.sed
#!/bin/sed -f
/
$/ {
N
s/
//
}

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Here is what does it in a single directory.

for file in *
do
mv "$file" $(echo "$file" | sed 's/[^A-Za-z0-9_.]/_/g')
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Feb 10, 2011

I'm trying to rename ~11000 files. What has happened is I have files in the following format:

string1_100_string2_200_string3_300.log

now the numbers 200 and 300 are sometimes below 100 and the file looks like this:

string1_100_string2_99_string3_99.log

and I want to rename such files to be like this:

string1_100_string2_099_string3_099.log

I wrote a small matlab script but it seems to take forever so thought I'd try and do it bash and have got near to nowhere....

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I have like over 60 gb of tons and tons of tiny tiny files.

I used
Code:
rm -rf *
and I ended with system load of over 100+.

Any idea how do I mass remove the files without crashing the system? I have Q9550 with 8 gb ram.

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Feb 2, 2010

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I have a Netgear ReadyNAS NV in the basement, that I want to use to serve up video files over my network to a TV in the living room.

Now, I have a lot of files that HandBrake encoded and it gave the files an m4v suffix. Even when the files are in a codec that the TV can handle, it refuses to load them because of this suffix... so I want to rename them all.

This is fairly simple for files on a local filesystem. I can simply cd into the directory containing the files, and do something like the commands below.

Code:
$ for a in `ls`;
> do
> stem=`echo ${a} | cut -f1 -d"."` ;
> mv ${a} ${stem}.mpg ;

[Code]....

Although there are a few smb commands available (smbstatus, smbget, etc.), I've not found any commands like smbls or smbmv.

Are there any special commands or utilities around that can do the kind of thing I'm trying to do?

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Mar 26, 2011

I'm trying to rename files recursively from a folder. I want to delete the & from every filename. i've searched the net and found the following script:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
dir=/whatever/directory
for file in `ls $dir` ; do
# ANYCASE TO UPPERCASE:
newname=`echo $file | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'`
mv $dir/$file $dir/$newname
done
and changed it:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
dir=/home/test
for file in `find $dir -type f` ; do
#rename files containing &
newname=`echo $file` | tr '[&]' ''
mv $dir/$file $dir/$newname
done

But the for loop explodes the filename after each & sign, so i don't have a whole filename. if the file is named lorem & ipsum, the for loop will break it in 3 parts.

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Quote:

* mv: (coreutils)mv invocation. Rename files. So, desiring to give a .JPG extension to a jpeg file that had no extension (because I dug it out of my Firefox cache), I typed

Quote:

mv '/home/josh/Desktop/Natalie pictures/DEC8FFA5d01' *.jpg

That didn't rename the file; it made the file disappear from its folder. What did I do wrong?

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Spirited.Away.2001.HDRip_-_(Film98-Net).mkv
Up.2009.BRrip_-_(Film98-Net).mkv
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[code]...

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May 22, 2010

how can I rename all files in a directory up to the first dot (there by leaving the file extension alone) to the same thing? Im trying to rename all my media files and associated files in a directory to (preferably) the name of the directory it self. if I have

Code:

A Clockwork Orange -
wzzyfg.cd1.avi
wzzyfg.cd2.avi
wzzyfg.nfo
ACO.fanart.jpg
orange.tbn

Id like to automatically mass rename them all to

Code:

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange.cd1.avi
A Clockwork Orange.cd2.avi
A Clockwork Orange.nfo
A Clockwork Orange.fanart.jpg
A Clockwork Orange.tbn

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Ex: 19-Nov-2002 08.12.30.avi, 19-Nov-2002 08:13:30_1 and 19-Nov-2002 08:13:30_2

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#!/usr/bin/env python
import os
import stat
import pyexiv2
import time
directory = '/home/david/Desktop/test'
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Anyone knows which params to pass to sed to clean up the filenames in the manner described?

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Code:
for i in "$(ls)"
do
j=$(echo "$i" | sed 's/ /_/g')
mv "$i" "$j"

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