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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Working on file names
From: Carl D Cravens <raven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 10:43:43 -0600 (CST)
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On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Wayne White wrote:

> I need to remove the blank spaces from a bunch of file
> names (MP3z). I know if it was a list in a text file
> that it would be a simple thing to script bash to do it.
> What I don't know is how to get it to work on the file
> name themselves, or if that can even be done. Would
> anyone like to weigh in with advice?

In bash/ksh, cd to the directory containing the files, then...

for n in *; do mv "$n" `echo $n |tr -d " "`; done

Carl D Cravens (raven@xxxxxxxxxxx)
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