recursively changing chars in filenames

Wade Smart wadesmart at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 21:26:24 BST 2009


Soren Orel wrote:
> Thank you, but it still gives error, because I can't cd to a dir 
> containing spaces, like:
> 
> cd /home/user/some dir what has spaces/something
> 
> but I think I found something, "renaming using inode"
> 
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Smoot Carl-Mitchell <smoot at tic.com 
> <mailto:smoot at tic.com>> wrote:
> 
>     On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 18:54 +0200, Soren Orel wrote:
>      > Hi
>      > I wrote a little script that removes spaces, dashes, and so on from
>      > the filenames in a directory ($1), and lowercase all filename
>     letters,
>      > etc.
>      >
>      > how could I complete the script, that so it will "recursively" do the
>      > same thing?
> 
>     You could stick it in "find" and have find do the recursion.
> 
>     find . -type d -exec your_script {} \;
>     --
>     Smoot Carl-Mitchell

20090627 1524 GMT-5

If you have a folder like:
/home/user/folder name
and you want to cd to it
cd /home/user/folder\ name

then wouldnt you want to scan the directory for any folder with the 
space first, then remove the spaces, and the rescan again so it "could' 
go into the next directory?

wade

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