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Hi,

In a dos batch script I use this command to rename files to use the extension of .xml

c:
cd c:\testing2
for %%a in (*.*) do ren %%a %%a.xml

I also use a second batch file to replace any . character with an _ character...

set source=c:\testing2
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir %source% /a-d /b') do call :process %%a
goto end


:process
set fname=%*
rename %source%\%fname% %fname:.=_%
:end

Would I need to do is two things...

1) Only add the .xml file extension if the file does not already have a .xml file extension

2) Incorporate both scripts together so its all one process

So the end result is hopefully a file with .xml as the file extension with only the . character before the xml file extension, any other would have been changed to _

Can anybody assist?

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by:sirbounty
ID: 18770340
Try this..

c:
cd c:\testing2
for %%a in (*.*) do if not %%~xa==.xml call :process %%dpnxsa
goto :eof

:process
ren %source%\%1 %fname:.=_%.xml
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by:sirbounty
ID: 18770348
type-o above..


c:
cd c:\testing2
for %%a in (*.*) do if not %%~xa==.xml call :process %%~dpnxsa
goto :eof

:process
ren %source%\%1 %fname:.=_%.xml
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by:sirbounty
ID: 18770369
Arg - yet again...  :|

cd /d c:\testing2
for %%a in (*.*) do if not %%~xa==.xml call :process %%~nxsa
goto :eof

:process
set fname=%1
ren %fname% %fname:.=_%.xml
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by:arundelr
ID: 18770880
Hi Sirbounty,

I just tried this with a file caled 12345678.zzz which changed into 12345678_zzz.xml  - PERFECT

But then I tried with a file called 1234567991.zzz which is changed into 123456~1_ZZZ.xml

It appears not to handle the longer file names correctly, is there any work around here?
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sirbounty earned 2000 total points
ID: 18770897
Sure - simply strip out the short version (the 's' below) and use your original *..


cd /d c:\testing2
for %%a in (*.*) do if not %%~xa==.xml call :process %%~nxa
goto :eof

:process
set fname=%*
ren "%fname%" "%fname:.=_%.xml"
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by:arundelr
ID: 18770943
Perfecto, thank you once again sirbounty ;o)))
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by:sirbounty
ID: 18770979
Happy to help! :^)
Thanx for the grade!!
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