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need to rename many files on linux server

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I have a website where the previous developer uploaded hundreds of jpg images but included jpg in the filename but not as a suffix. So for instance the images are named like this:

Images directory:
imageonejpg
imagetwojpg
imagethreejpg
etc.

From the command line can I rename all the images in a directory so that they will look like the following?

Images directory:
imageone.jpg
imagetwo.jpg
imagethree.jpg
etc.
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by:Sandy
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use cut command to get rid of it.
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by:woolmilkporc
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cd Images_directory
for file in $(ls *jpg); do  mv $file ${file%jpg}.jpg; done
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by:Sandy
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excellent woolmilkporc :D
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by:Sandy
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in case any file begins with jpg then use "#" instead of "%"

TY/SA
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If there are already some files with correct suffixes ".jpg" you can skip them with this:

cd Images_directory
for file in $(ls *jpg | grep -v "\.jpg$"); do mv $file ${file%jpg}.jpg; done
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by:serialband
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Depending on your distribution, there may be a rename command now in /usr/bin/rename that uses perl regular expressions that allows you to rename multiple files.
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worked great! Thank you.
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