Batch renaming files using command-line find and replace


Warning: Use of undefined constant vs - assumed 'vs' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 38

Warning: Use of undefined constant simplicity - assumed 'simplicity' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 38

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 38

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 38

This turned out to be quite easy:

replace 'old text' 'new text' files-to-replace

So for example to change all spaces to underscores in a folder of jpegs, you can cd to the folder and type

replace ' ' '_' *.jpg

I did see some other syntax for this online which looked more like sed, so maybe it depends on the linux distribution (I was using Red Hat at the time).


Warning: Use of undefined constant vs - assumed 'vs' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 41

Warning: Use of undefined constant simplicity - assumed 'simplicity' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 41

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 41

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/single.php on line 41

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/comments.php on line 33

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/vssrvorg/public_html/wp-content/themes/vs-simplicity/comments.php on line 34

Comments are closed.