On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 15:53:17 +0000, Fabien SEISEN <seisen at linuxfr.org> wrote:
> "Tanney, Austin" <Austin.Tanney at arradx.com> writes:
> > Basically.. I want to remove the characters "_2004-03-30"
> > Now.. these are not set characters and change for each file.
> > I'm happy enough to run this as 4 processes.. i.e., one for each file
> > type.
>> mmv '*_*-*-*.scf' 'x#1.scf'
I hadn't seen this command before. Once i installed the mmv
debian-package (24kb download), i ran the command shown above on the
same 5000 files i used before and this turns out to be the quickest
solution yet, taking about 13 seconds compared to 16 or so for Brian's
solution using xargs and rename.
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