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Re: Handle each file at a time in loop?

Foss User <fossist@gmail.com> wrote:
> $ ls
> convert.sh   Track 1.wav  Track 3.wav  Track 5.wav  Track 7.wav  Track 9.wav
> Track 1.mp3  Track 2.wav  Track 4.wav  Track 6.wav  Track 8.wav
> So, you can see there are file names with spaces in them. I have
> written a script like this to handle one file name at a time.
> for file in `ls *.wav`
> do
>     echo $file
> done
> Of course, this doesn't do what I need. The names are split wherever
> there are spaces.

  Since you're in shell, it will do the expansion for you;

for file in *.wav
  echo $file

  When actually working with the filenames, make sure you encase the
variable name in double quotes so they dont get split up on the commandline;

for file in *.wav
  newfile=$(echo "$file" | sed -e "s,foo,bar,g")
  mv -v "$file" "$newfile"


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