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Posted on 2006-06-13
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We just switched to a new server (Linux) from a UNIX machine.

The code below is a script  to convert upper to lower case file names and it seemed to work fine on the 'old' server.

I'm getting an error:  "line 2: typeset: -l: invalid option"

When I checked Linux indicated "typeset" is an obsolete command.

Is this not working because of using "typeset" or some other reason?

I'm also getting: "mv: cannot stat ...... : No such file or directory."

Could this all be part of the same problem?

Thanks-
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typeset -l NEWNAME=LOWER
ls -1 * > mylist
for i in `cat mylist`
  do
  #NEWNAME=$i
  NEWNAME=`echo $i |  tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`
  mv $i ${NEWNAME}
done
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MikeOM_DBA earned 300 total points
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typeset command in Linux does not have the '-l' option, your script should work.

Your problem may be the * in 'ls -1 *' which will generate empty lines and directory names, better try this:

find . -type f >mylist





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by:tmccar10
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Thanks, exactly what I needed.

Nice to know the Linux folks are as helpful as the Unix folks...I generally need all the help I can get!

Thanks again
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