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- Nov 2005
Renaming Folders with spaces and have logging
I Have an urgent Problem and im not very expirianced with what I am doing.
I have thousends of folders wit names like
_Xyz Hallo thats aFolder & so on_1232_jhgq_____
on a windows system (sorry)
all I can use is cygwin or ant or other win based tools to
rename all folders to something like
Xyz Hallo thats aFolder & so on
( ls | cut -d"_" -f2 | sed -e "s/ //" #looks good)
and sort them into folders ABC , DEF , .... , 1-9 ......
depending on the new first character of the new name
and have a logfile with oldname destinatinfolder/newname
1. the spaces in the folder names seems to be a problem with cygwin a cd seems to work fine but if I use mv it cant find the source path. The same happens if I try to set Varaibles.
2. If I try just to create folders with names I create from a textfile where I did the renaming it makes folders with names to all words
What is not very usefull.
Does anyone have an idea how to do that.
does anyone know how to mix ant task for renaming or Copydir
with cut, sed and an for each statement from a txt file?
is there any other solution I m not able to figure oute with my limited brain
This sounds too convoluted to not be homework...