Re removing hyphens from filenames
fly at anydata.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 13:43:01 BST 2007
Matt Wilson wrote:
> On 7/12/07, Abigail <abigail at abigail.be> wrote:
>> for f in `find . -name '*-*'`; do mv $f `echo $f | tr -d -`; done
> I generally avoid the use of `for' in operations such as this - you
> never know when people have created files with spaces in the name.
not only that, `find ...` may a return a list far too large for the
shell to handle!
find ... | while read f; do ... done
Of course you also need to take care of cases such as 'a-bc' and 'ab-c',
both map to abc :(
... mv -i "$f" ...
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