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Renaming files with a lot of spaces

  • Autor: Markus Daniel
  • Datum: 13.07.2012

I just want to rename a bunch of files on a Linux-Streaming-Server.

So my first approache was to substitute foo with bar

 for file in *; do mv $file echo $file | sed -r "s/foo/bar/"; done

But since the bash separator is a space this will not work with files which contains spaces.

So I have to remove or substitute the spaces before. I used translate (tr) to change the spaces to underlines:

 for file in *; do mv “$file” echo $file | tr ' ' '_'; done

An other approache is to change the bash seperator.