Change spaces or dots in file name to dashes
toby.kelsey at gmail.com
Fri May 11 12:41:22 UTC 2007
OOzy Pal wrote:
> How can change spaces or dots in a file name to dashes using the Console?
rename -v 's/[\s.]/-/g' foo*
where foo* matches your particular filename(s), or
rename -v 's/[^\w\d\-]/_/g' *
to replace all non-alphanumeric-or-dash characters with underscores in all files
in the current folder. Sometimes filenames can contain tabs or control
characters which are difficult to handle. You could make this an alias:
alias cleannames="rename -v 's/[^\w\d\-]/_/g' *"
and put it in your .bashrc
'rename' is part of the 'perl' package, which you need installed. To understand
more about regular expressions (the 's/foo/bar/' bit), install 'perl-doc' and do
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