Renaming Files on Hoary

Pablo Wolter pwolter at
Tue Jun 14 19:53:01 UTC 2005

Ed Fletcher wrote:

> Hi All:
> My camera saves all picture files as .JPG for some reason.  I usually do
> a bulk rename in each directory to get the extension into lowercase, ie:
> .jpg.  However on some pictures that I copied via scp from my server at
> home, I get this error:
> $ rename P1140111.JPG P1140111.jpg
> Bareword "P1140111" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at (eval 1)
> line 1.
> Bareword "JPG" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at (eval 1) line 1.
> $
can you send us the relevant perl script part to help you?

> The scp program wrote them as 644 so I've already done a chmod 744 to
> all files in the directory.
> $ ls -l P1140111.JPG
> -rwxr--r--  1 user user 977495 2005-06-12 10:16 P1140111.JPG
> $
> I know that I've done this before but I'm not sure if the rename command
> (which is a perl script) has changed with the upgrade to Hoary or if has
> something to do with scp.
And if you can, how you create your ssh keys and how you're copying the
files. With the description you provide I can't help you....

> Anyone know how to get around this?
> Thanks,
> Ed
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> Ed Fletcher
> ed at
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> but often we look so long at the closed door that
> we do not see the one which has opened for us.
> - Helen Keller

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