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renaming files

by sueme (Novice)
on Dec 15, 2011 at 22:40 UTC ( #943851=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
sueme has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I was writing a small script to rename some files which looks like this:
my @files = <*.mp3>; for my $file (@files) { my $file2; ($file2 = $file) =~ s/^(..).*/$1_my_guitar.mp3/; print $file . " " . $file2 . "\n"; }
Except that I intend to replace the print with an appropriate rename line. I was wondering if there was some kind of one liner that would accomplish the same thing or a neater way of doing it?

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Re: renaming files
by Eliya (Vicar) on Dec 15, 2011 at 22:56 UTC

    If you want a one-liner, you could use the rename command (implemented in Perl) that is already installed on many systems.

Re: renaming files
by graff (Chancellor) on Dec 16, 2011 at 03:49 UTC
    ls *.mp3 | perl -lne '($n=$_)=~s/(..).*/$1_my_guitar.mp3/; rename $_, +$n'
    perl -e 'for (<*.mp3>){($n=$_)=~s/(..).*/$1_my_guitar.mp3/; rename $_, + $n}'
    (both are untested)
Re: renaming files
by TJPride (Pilgrim) on Dec 16, 2011 at 16:33 UTC
    use strict; use warnings; my ($dir, $file) = './'; ### Directory to process opendir(DIR, $dir) || die; while ($file = readdir(DIR)) { if ($file !~ /_my_guitar\.mp3/ && $file =~ /(.*)\.mp3/) { $_ = "$1_my_guitar.mp3"; `mv $dir$file $dir$_`; ### Or some other rename } }
      I've been playing with this snippet in order to rename some files inside folders. I have a folder with other folders inside which I would like to rename from somename.nfo to foldername.release.

      Folderstructure is like this:

      and would like to automagically rename it to this:


      All guidance is welcome :-)

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