trying here:

root# mmv
bash: mmv: command not found

Reason: I'm running my usual, minimalist distro! (Busybox does too many things 
on this.)  You..  you lucky, decked-out full-installation people, you!  But 
really, mmv looks great-- will have to install it.  Thanks for the tip.

 - Mark


On 9/3/2015 at 10:36 PM, "Rick Moen" <> wrote:
>Quoting Mark's tech help (
>> I'm a tad baffled by the usage of perl here.  Some part of a 
>learning exercise for perl, or could one not just come up with a 
>line of bash commands.. a combination of mv and sed with a pipe 
>&/or redirect?
>I think this is yet another case, among countless others, where 
>the very
>first response to querent needed to be some gentle form of 'What 
>are you actually trying to solve?'
>$ man 1 mmv
>       mmv - move/copy/append/link multiple files by wildcard 
>       mmv [-m|x|r|c|o|a|l|s] [-h] [-d|p] [-g|t] [-v|n] [--] [from 
>       Mmv moves (or copies, appends, or links, as specified) each 
>source file
>       matching a from pattern to the target name specified by the 
>to pattern.
>       This  multiple  action is performed safely, i.e. without 
>any unexpected
>       deletion of files due to collisions of target names with 
>existing file-
>       names  or with other target names.  Furthermore, before 
>doing anything,
>       mmv attempts to detect any errors that would result from 
>the entire set
>       of actions specified and gives the user the choice of 
>either proceeding
>       by avoiding the offending parts or aborting.  mmv  does  
>support large
>       files  (LFS)  but  it does *NOT* support sparse files (i.e. 
>it explodes
>       them).
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