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I need to rename a long list of files (approximately 2500 files).  These files are in a directory with thousands of other important files.  The filenames are formatted in this manner:

ABCD.EFGHIJ.YYYYMMDD.HHMMSS.checked

Where 'ABCD.EFGHIJ' are varialble alpha characters.  YYYYMMDD.HHMMSS is the time/date stamp.  The time/date stamp represents when the file was created.  I need all files which were created on April 1, 2004 between the hours of 1300 and 1800 (not beyond 1800).  Also, I need to remove the .checked extension from each file.

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by:bira
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for i in `ls ABCD.*|grep 20040401|grep -E "13|14|15|16|17"`
do
x=`echo $i|cut -c1-27`
mv $i $x
done

 Note that 'ABCD.' must be a stardard.
 I would advice you to test it by replacing the 'mv $i $x'  for
 'ls $x'.  
 Once you find out the files are those you really want, then
 run with 'mv $i $x'.
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bira earned 500 total points
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ooopsss
little bug above.
use this

for i in `ls ABCD.*|grep 20040401|grep -E ".13|.14|.15|.16|.17"`
do
x=`echo $i|cut -c1-27`
mv $i $x
done
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by:bradjensen
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Perfect.  That works well.  Thanks bira!
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