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How do I rename Multiple Files

eg in DOS
Rename[space]*-Layout.dwg[space]*.dwg

I need to remove the -Layout fron the long filenames.
Thank you,
Dean.
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by:Coon
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no way in windows.
if you have few files, do it for each,
if you have several open a DOS Box.

cu Coon
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by:Dwhite
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Please give me an example of renaming a file with long file names in DOS

I need to rename for example.

56.25423-0208_01_A-Layout.DWG.DWF

to

56.25423-0208_01_A.DWG.DWF
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by:Ajnin
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If you are under windows and going to the dos prompt you can rename your file the following way.

REN "56.25423-0208_01_A-Layout.DWF" "56.25423-0208_01_A.dwf"

Is this what you need.
regards
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by:Ajnin
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Unfortunately there is no way to do multiple files that I know of.
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by:Dwhite
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Well more like
REN "*-Layout.DWF" "*.dwf"

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chaveza earned 100 total points
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Well if you need to Rename a lot of files with specific characteritcs then try a software called is sharreware and you can find it at http://winfiles.cnet.com/apps/98/file-repair.html

hope this help to solve your problem
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by:Darker
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Go to www.winfiles.com and under Utilities you can find dozens of file renaming tools.  One of these should do what ya want.
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by:smeebud
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This is all that dos will do......long filenames don't get alomg with dos well.

C:\>ren/?
Renames a file/directory or files/directories.

RENAME [drive:][path][directoryname1 | filename1] [directoryname2 | filename2]
REN [drive:][path][directoryname1 | filename1] [directoryname2 | filename2]

Note that you cannot specify a new drive or path for your destination.

Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/budallen98_98/ 
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by:Dwhite
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Thank you all for the help

Dean.
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