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Re: svn rename glob?

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:24:01 -0500

If this is BASH, you should be able to do something like this:

for file in *.foo
    svn mv $file ${file%%.foo).bar

The "%%" removes the right hand side of $file that matches the glob
pattern (.foo). Do a "man bash" and search for "Parameter Expansion".
You'll see an entry for "${parameter##word}" and "

And, if you're using an "older shell" that doesn't take this form of
parameter expansion (like plain ol' Bourne shell).

for file in *.foo
    svn mv $file `basename $file .foo`.bar

Don't forget that basename not only removes the directory name, but
also a suffix if given. Since we are not matching in subdirectories,
we don't have to worry about basename removing the directory name.
Else, we may need this:

find . -name "*.foo" | while read file
   svn mv $file `dirname $file`/`basename $file .foo`.bar

That's what you get with two decades in working with Unix. Let me know
if you also need any help on setting up a UUCP network or cpio. I'm
just chalked full of obsolete information!

I was working on the Internet back when it really was a series of tubes!

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> wrote:
> Steve Cohen wrote:
>> I wish to rename all files in a directory tree by changing their
>> extension (keeping rest of filename the same) without losing history.
>> Before I screw myself up can someone tell me if there is a way to do
>> this with a single command line? If not, what would be the easiest way
>> to perform this operation?
> No, you'll have to do this yourself.
> Something like this bash script:
> for f in *.foo; do
> g="`echo $f | sed -e s'/.foo$/.bar/'`"
> echo Renaming $f to $g
> svn rename "$f" "$g"
> done
> Regards,
> Blair
> --
> Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
> CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
> <blair_at_orcaware.com>
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David Weintraub
Received on 2009-01-12 20:25:01 CET

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