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Re: Transforming File Name Characters

by choroba (Abbot)
on Mar 11, 2013 at 17:15 UTC ( #1022836=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Transforming File Name Characters

Yes, renaming a directory should be the same as renaming a file.

What do you mean by "special characters"?

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Comment on Re: Transforming File Name Characters
Re^2: Transforming File Name Characters
by rfleisch (Initiate) on Mar 11, 2013 at 18:30 UTC

    We need to remove all / \ } { & $ # @ ~ ` pretty much anything that is NOT a letter or a number.

      You can try something along the following lines:
      fixdir('d'); sub fixdir { my $dir = shift; opendir my $DH, $dir or die "$dir: $!"; while (my $f = readdir $DH) { next if grep $_ eq $f, qw/. ../; (my $new = $f) =~ s/[^a-zA-Z0-9_.]/_/g; die "$f: $new already exists.\n" if -e "$dir/$new" and $new ne + $f; print STDERR "Renaming: $f -> $new\n"; rename "$dir/$f", "$dir/$new"; fixdir("$dir/$new") if -d "$dir/$new"; } }
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
        WOW - Thank YOU !!!! :-)
        I have a question regarding this statement... sub fixdir { my $dir = shift; opendir my $DH, $dir or die "Not Found....$dir: $!"; while (my $f = readdir $DH) { next if grep $_ eq $f, qw/. ../; (my $new = $f) =~ s/[^a-zA-Z0-9_.]/_/g; next if ($new eq $f); <<<<<<<<<<<<< THIS ONE <<<<<<<<<<<< +<<<< while ( -e "$dir/$new") { $new.= "1"; } print STDERR "Renaming: $f -> $new\n"; rename "$dir/$f", "$dir/$new"; fixdir("$dir/$new") if -d "$dir/$new"; } } IF $f is the name of a directory and not a file won't that whole direc +tory get skipped????? Thanks -Ray
        Hello, This is my revised code. can anyone spot any blaring error??
        #!/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.16/bin/perl use POSIX qw/strftime/; use strict; use warnings; use diagnostics; sub fixdir { my $dir = shift; opendir my $DH, $dir or die "Not Found....$dir: $!"; while (my $f = readdir $DH) { next if grep $_ eq $f, qw/. ../; (my $new = $f) =~ s/[^a-zA-Z0-9_.]/_/g; if (-e "$dir/$new") { fixdir("$dir/$new") if -d "$dir/$new"; next; } # next if ($new eq $f); while ( -e "$dir/$new") { $new.= "1"; } print STDERR "Renaming: $f -> $new\n"; rename "$dir/$f", "$dir/$new"; fixdir("$dir/$new") if -d "$dir/$new"; } } die "No command line arguments given!" unless @ARGV; my $nargs = @ARGV; print "Number of command line arguments is $nargs\n"; my $Do_Dir = $ARGV[0]; # print("ARG=", "$Do_Dir", "<<<<<<\n"); if (!$Do_Dir ) { print ("No Folder Name given!\n"); exit; } print( "The Folder Name is: ", "$Do_Dir", "\n" ); fixdir("$Do_Dir"); print "Done...\n"
        Thank you one and all for your help on this little project1

        Regards, -Ray

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