How would I copy (archive style where date isn't changed) all the files in a backup directory to the user's directory while renaming each file to remove the random string portion from the name (i.e., -2b0fd460_1426b77b1ee_-7b8e)?
Each file will always start with "Erp." followed by the date-time stamp string followed by the random string and then the extension ".etf". I want to keep all name elements including the date-time stamp. I just want to remove the random string.
The random string allows multiple backups of the same file. However, in this case, I just ran fdupes and there are no duplicates. So I can simply restore all the files, removing the random string.
I'm looking for a one-line bash command to do it.
If that won't work, I could do it in two or more steps. I normally use KRename, but in this case I need to do it in bash. (I'm working remotely.)