Suppose i want to rename 3 files in the same directory. Example: test1.gzip test2.gzip test3.gzip

Now want to rename all the above files to something like,

test1_20180518.gzip test2_20180518.gzip test3_20180518.gzip

Now how can get the result? Someone please help!!

Please tell me, how to do that in bash scripting?

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    What happened when you tried? What are the zip file names? You know you can only rename one file at a time? – Jeff Schaller May 28 '18 at 16:22
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    In the title you say “gunzip” but in the body you say “zip” — what are they? – Jeff Schaller May 28 '18 at 16:23
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    Also, gunzip is a verb; it expands the contents of a gzip file. Are you trying to do that, or rename, or what? – Jeff Schaller May 28 '18 at 16:23
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    You might also want to read How do I ask a good question? – glenn jackman May 28 '18 at 16:40
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    Search this site for "rename multiple files" and you'll find lots of similar questions. – glenn jackman May 28 '18 at 16:46

Check your "rename" version with rename -V. If you see:

  • "util-linux" then

    rename .gzip _$(date "+%Y%m%d").gzip *.gzip
  • "File::Rename" then

    rename 'chomp(my $date = `date "+%Y%m%d"`); s/\.gzip/_$date.gzip/' *.gzip

Posible solution (you need chose one in loop body):



for file in `find <your_path> -type f -name '*.zip'`

    # without extenstion
    mv "$file" "$filename-$pattern.$extension"

    # whole filename
    mv "$file" "$pattern-$i"
    i=$((i + 1))

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