So I have a bunch of files created with the name *FINAL.mkv and I have a (1st) script to remove all the files except files with FINAL.mkv

I need help renaming the new files back to the original *.mkv, any help appreciated!

Example file tree:



Now after 1st script


What I want to end up with (this is in regard to recursive converting of videos)

  • once answered perhaps the question can be re-worded to better help others – FreeSoftwareServers Aug 13 '15 at 6:57
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    Please add some examples of the current file names and your desired names from them .. – heemayl Aug 13 '15 at 6:58

Assuming the word FINAL comes only once in the filenames, you can do:

rename -n 's/FINAL//' *.mkv

This will do the dry run. After being sure you can carry out the operation :

rename 's/FINAL//' *.mkv

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