Re removing hyphens from filenames

Fred Youhanaie fly at
Thu Jul 12 13:43:01 BST 2007

Matt Wilson wrote:
> On 7/12/07, Abigail <abigail at> 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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