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I have files with the following names:

1_shahlirtsb_p.mp3_103899.mp3
2_shahlirtsb_p.mp3_103898.mp3
3_shahlirtsb_p.mp3_103897.mp3
4_shahlirtsb_p.mp3_103896.mp3
5_shahlirtsb_p.mp3_103895.mp3
6_shahlirtsb_p.mp3_103894.mp3
7_shahlirtsb_p.mp3_103893.mp3

How can I rename them from the command line (using regular expression) to 1_shahlir.mp3, 2_shahlir.mp3,and so on...

closed as off-topic by terdon, Sylvain Pineau, Alaa Ali, Jacob Vlijm, αғsнιη Oct 21 '14 at 19:13

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  • 1
    As steeldriver said, your question is off topic here. You could ask on Super User instead. However, the solution would be something like (this assumes no spaces in your filenames, just as shown) for i in *mp3; do mv $i ${i/.mp3*/.mp3}; done – terdon Oct 21 '14 at 18:13
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Try using the perl-based rename command e.g.

rename -n -v -- 's/tsb_p[.]mp3_\d+//' *.mp3

It will not actually rename your files until you remove the -n (no-operation) switch.

  • I encountered an error: sh.exe : rename : command not found. I use git bash on Win. What should I do? – Hamideh Oct 21 '14 at 18:06
  • @HamidehIraj if you are using git bash on Win, you can't expect answers on askubuntu to be relevant. I suggest you try a more appropriate StackExchange forum for your questions such as Unix & Linux – steeldriver Oct 21 '14 at 18:10

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