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Changing extension and content for ALL files in a folder

Posted on 2006-10-26
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Hello,

I use the following to change ALL extensions from .cgi to .pl.

It changes the filenames, AND it also changes the text inside of the files to reflect the changes.

It works awesome, but it ONLY adjusts the content of the .cgi files.  Other files, like .html files and .js files are NOT changed to reflect the filename changes.

So, style.css and main.htm still point to the OLD extension, not the new one.

How can I change the extension name then change the content of ALL files to reflect the new extensions?

Thanks!






        # Thanks, ravenpl
        # http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_22025115.html 
        cd destination/dir
        find -type f -name '*.cgi' | while read file; do
         BASE=$(basename "$file" .cgi)
         DIR=$(dirname "$file")
         DEST="$DIR/$BASE.pl"
         [ -e "$DEST" ] && { echo "$DEST already exists, terminating"; exit 1; }
         cat "$file" | sed "s/\.cgi/\.pl/g" > "$DIR/$BASE.pl"
        done

        #if verified all done fine
        find -type f -name '*.cgi' -exec rm -fv {} \;

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Question by:hankknight
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Hi hankknight,

#change extension
find /top/dir -type f -name "*.cgi" | while read fname
do
       filen=`echo $fname | sed 's/\(.*\)\.cgi/\1/'`
       mv -f $fname $fname.pl
done

#change file contents
find /top/dir -type f | while read fname
do
        sed 's/\.cgi/\.pl/g' $fname > $fname.new
        mv -f $fname.new $fname
done

Try the scripts on dummy data before unleashing them on real data

Cheers!
sunnycoder
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