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post Dec 8 2008, 07:42 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I had a bunch of files with filenames like DSCNnnnn.JPG where nnnn was a number between 3211 to 3271. I tried to change the name so the (caps) JPG would be lowercase jpg. I used
mv DSCN*.JPG DSCN*.jpg
and got an error message,
mv: target `DSCN*.jpg' is not a directory. I can do
mv DSCN3211.JPG DSCN3211.jpg
and that works ok. But I can't get the whole batch done with just one command. What am I doing wrong? How do I work around?
Thanks in advance.
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post Dec 8 2008, 10:15 PM
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Its GNU/

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Assuming you do not have lots of files (meaning many hundreds) here is a quick bash script.

for file in *.JPG; do
mv "${file}" "${file%JPG}jpg"
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