I have some text file like this


I want to remove the -20180906 part wo the result would be


I tried rename -- "s/\-20180906//g" * but it didn't work.

What's the command line i need to achieve my goal?

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    Wrong rename utility? See Why is the rename utility on Debian/Ubuntu different than the one on other distributions, like CentOS? and check what rename --version says. – ilkkachu Sep 6 '18 at 8:26
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    Does not work in what way? Also, your command is a bit wrong. Something like the following suffices: rename "s/\.1-20180906//g" * – Sparhawk Sep 6 '18 at 8:26
  • Hi, it didn't work in a way that doesn't remove the -20180906 part. And by the way, your above-mentioned command also doesn't remove the -20180906 part. – The One Sep 6 '18 at 8:29
  • Sorry, I re-edited the comment. But what is the precise output when it doesn't work? – Sparhawk Sep 6 '18 at 8:31
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    @GAD3R Your command also doesn't work. :( – The One Sep 6 '18 at 8:31

Try this..

if you are happy with the output, then just remove the echo word.

for i in access*; do echo mv $i ${i%.*}; done
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  • Just started using the {...} expansions in some of my scripts. It's much faster than spawning a new process with $(...) – user208145 Sep 6 '18 at 9:27
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    @Kamaraj s/cp/mv/ – Siva Sep 6 '18 at 9:42

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