truncate file names (using perl's rename)
toyfactory at xsmail.com
Wed May 11 06:12:03 UTC 2005
I'm sorry if this is not Ubuntu specific but...
I'm trying to figure out an easy way to truncate filenames to a specific
length while retaining the extension. I've been playing with regular
expressions in Perl but, although I think I've figured out a way to do
it, I've not quite got it working properly from the command line. In
the meantime I discovered there's a rename command included with Perl.
Can anyone save me an afternoon of unproductive Googling and head
scratching and just tell me how to do it? For example:
using 'rename <complicated regex here> *.txt'
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