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I got a large photo collection as nested directory consisting of jpg files and html files linking to them groupwise.

The filenames of the photos look all like

2014-11-22T13:41:33_IXUS95_IMG_0880.jpg

and within the html files these names occur eg as

<title>Image: 2014-11-22T13:41:33_IXUS95_IMG_0880.jpg (9/796)</title>

or

<img src="slides/slide_2014-11-22T13:41:33_IXUS95_IMG_0880.jpg" width=933 height=700 border=1>

The directory layout looks something like

2014/ - 2014.01/ - 100.html
                   101.html
                   slides/slide_2014-11-22T13:41:33_IXUS95_IMG_0880.jpg
                   thumbs/thumb_ 2014-11-22T13:41:33_IXUS95_IMG_0880.jpg
      - 2014.02/
2015/ - 2015.01/

....and so on....

How can i get rid of the colons in both, filename of the images and the links to them within the html-files?

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  • You want to simply replace the colons in all file names of the images and all textual representations of those file names in the html files with e.g. a -? Or remove them without replacement? – Byte Commander Dec 13 '16 at 20:45
  • Split the problem in half: How can I rename the .jpg files to "get rid of the colons", and How can I apply the SAME change as textual alteration to the contents of the *.html files. – waltinator Dec 13 '16 at 20:58
  • It doesn't matter whether they are replaced or deleted without any replacement. I want to do this because when I copy this whole directory tree onto a USB drive (with vfat filesystem) the filesystem will allow filenames with the colon in them, but any windows system will not be able to display the image gallery. – Jonas Delingue Dec 13 '16 at 20:59
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This part will rename your files.
for file in $(find . -name "*T??:??:??*")
do
     mv -i "${file}" "${file//:/}"
done


This part will replace filename in your *.html files
for file in $(find . -type f -name "*.html")
do
    sed -i -re 's/([[:digit:]]{2}):/\1/g' $file
done

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