Change spaces or dots in file name to dashes

Dave M DaveM at Mich.Com
Sun May 13 08:38:15 UTC 2007

At 12:41 PM 5/11/2007 , Toby wrote:
>    rename -v 's/[^\w\d\-]/_/g' *
>to replace all non-alphanumeric-or-dash characters with underscores in all 
>in the current folder.

Thank you for the very useful tip. Is there an easy way to make it traverse 
a directory tree and fix the names of all of the files in the various 

Dave M
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