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Rename files in directory with some regex magiks

April 12, 2011

When using drupal I often want to clone a module as a starting point for a new module. I then have to rename all the files in the directory to the new structure. This can be painful if there is more than one file. All files in drupal follow the file naming convention of :
modulename.type
So the following bash script will niftily go through a directory renaming all the files with module1 and replace with module2…


for f in *; do mv $f `echo $f | sed 's/module1\(.*\)/module2\1/g'`; done

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2 comments

  1. Hi

    I used to do something similar until I discovered the rename command.



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