Script to shorten file names and copy to different directory
Posted on 2011-02-24
I am a newbie in scripting and need some assistance taking some files in a directory, and its subdirectories, shortening the names and then copying them to another folder, leaving the originals in place. To add to this I also only need the files that have a .jpg extension to be included in the script (this is a nice to have but not absolutely necessary).
These file names all begin with numbers and then an underscore and then an employee's name, ie. 1234_Scott_Smith, 345_John_Smith. What I need is the file names to be changed to include only up to the underscore. In doing some research I have only been able to get to changing the files to the first specific amount of digits but that isn't going to help me since since the files are not all consistent.
Thanks for any help in pointing me in the right direction.