Re: scripting question
Marc Shapiro <email@example.com> writes:
> I am sure that this is an easy question for those people who do any
> reasonable amount of scripting. I'm just not one of them.
> How can I rename all of the files ina directory with the new name
> being the old name stripped of its leftmost three characters. If all
> of the files are off the format:
> I want the new names to be of the format:
> I have hundreds of files like this in each of several directories and
> I really don't want to do it all by hand. I did some of that,
> already, and I know there must be a better way.
In ZSH with zmv, you can do it with the following:
$ zmv 'xxx(*).zzz' '$1.zzz'
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