> ]> for i in *.dat ; do mv $i `basename $i .dat` ; done
> ]Bloody hell - where do you get off giving simple straight
> forward solutions
> ]to problems - this is supposed to be Unix ... you didn't even have one
> ]regexp in your solution.. Pah..
>> It's OK giving easy solutions when they are wrong...
> % basename blah.txt
>> %basename /tmp/blah.txt
>> basename will just strip off the directory and leave the full name of the
> file. This isn't what he wants.
Go re-read the original question and tell me where I'm wrong:
BTW, another tip: When building a shell command like this, use
echo to see what will happen as a dry run:
for i in *.dat ; do echo mv $i `basename $i .dat` ; done
When you're happy, remove the echo.
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