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I would like to append a .org extension to some files in a directory,
e.g. renaming all files ending with .cc to .cc.org
Now, how can I do that without having to do a :
mv xxx.cc xxx.cc.org  on every file ?
also:
How substitute xxx.cc with xxx.org ?
Im seeking a command+arguments or a minor sh script..
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Question by:moonlight
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by:moonlight
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ID: 2008248
try this:

foreach i ( `ls *.cc` )
mv $i $i.org
end

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by:rayray120497
ID: 2008249

also try this:

foreach i (`ls *.cc` )
set j = `expr $i : '\(.*\).cc'`
mv $i $j
end

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by:rayray120497
ID: 2008250

sorry, should be

mv $i $j.org
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by:moonlight
ID: 2008251
The first batch didnt work, somehow just one file gets renamed,
but the second did what I wanted, thanx!!
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by:moonlight
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First one works too now..excellent, thanks again rayray
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by:ozo
ID: 2008253
 foreach i ( `ls *.cc` )
could be just
  foreach i ( *.cc )

but that's actually a csh command.  
in sh, it would be
  for i in `ls *.cc` ; do
     mv $i $i.org
  done
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thx, ozo.
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