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> Windows to Linux server conversion, Uppercase to lowercase
post Jun 23 2009, 07:27 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I hope this is not a beaten horse, but I cannot seem to find any information about it online...

...recently a friend moved his site from a windows server to a linux one based on the recommendation of his new shopping cart. The problem is that when he put his site together, many years ago, he used capital letters in the names of his directories and filenames. This is now causing tons and tons of broken links. Is ther a program or technique known that can help with this? Is the only option to go through all the lines of code manually changing upcase names to lowercase?

Any assistance is appreciated.

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post Jun 24 2009, 09:33 AM
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Its GNU/

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for i in $(ls *.whatever); do sed 's/oldstring/newstring/g' $i > $i-tmp; mv $i $i-backup; mv $i-tmp $i; done

Basically this command will iterate the current directory for every file that matches *.whatever, replaces oldstring with newstring and creates a new file called filename-tmp
The original file filename is saved as filename-backup and the revised filename-tmp is renamed filename. Best to check this on some test files in a seperate directory.

Without knowing the distribution/version I assume your using bash. You can do this multiple times if there are more then one line that requires modification
Using a text editor.

forfor i in $(ls *.whatever); do sed 's/oldstring/newstring/g' $i > $i-tmp; mv $i $i-backup; mv $i-tmp $i; done
for i in $(ls *.whatever); do sed 's/oldstring1/newstring1/g' $i > $i-tmp; mv $i $i-backup; mv $i-tmp $i; done
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