Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: > My goal is to rename several files in such a way as to decapitalize > > starting letters in their names. The solution seems to be simple > > but I'm stuck. What should I use? awk/sed or write some > > shell-script? > > This assumes tcsh: > > foreach i (`ls [A-Z][a-z]*`) > mv $i `echo $i|tr 'A-Z' 'a-z'` > end
This will disfunction if the names have embedded white spaces. I happen to batch rename songs etc. which almost invariably have white spaces and other horrors. So i use something like mv "$i" `echo $i|sed -e 's/ */_/g' -e '.....' ` Sed has the advantage you can do several transformations at one stroke, and fine tune the transformations. Double quotes avoid that the shell breaks names on white space. -- Michel TALON _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"