BASH: rename files

A simple rename example using again the mighty awk and xargs

ls -l *.xml | awk '{print $9}' | xargs -t -i mv {} {}.old


ls -l *.xml

** -> easy! list the xml files in a folder

awk '{print $9}'

** -> output just the name of the file

xargs -t -i mv {} {}.old

** -> rename it adding at the same filename the extension “.old”

I know, I know … my explanation is crap: blame my laziness :)

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