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Simple renaming problem....help...ASAP !!!!

Posted on 2002-05-29
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Hi !

I have a folder containg files in order ..i.e. 1.pl, 2.pl , 3.pl , 4.pl , 5.pl and so on...

the folder also contains other files...now what i want is that when i delete 3.pl and 1.pl , i should be able to run a script which renames 2.pl as 1.pl 4.pl as 2.pl and 5.pl as 3.pl ... this is just an example.. i should be able to delete any files and then run the script inorder to make them 1,2,3,4,5 and so on..... i hope u understand what it means...

please help asap...
thanks in advance
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Question by:anant99
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by:ahoffmann
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ls [0-9]*.pl|sed 's/\.pl//'|sort|awk '{print "mv "$0".pl "++x".pl"}'|sh
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by:glewis
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Obviously, you didn't like the Unix/Linux command-line (shell) option.  What language would you like it in?  Perl?  Ruby?
-- Glenn
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perl -e 'rename$_,++$x.".pl"for sort{$a<=>$b}<[0-9]*.pl>'
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