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Changing files extention

Pruthvi123

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I have these 400 pictures saved as .FIT and I need to change them into .fit
I have tried the following commands:
rename *.FIT fit field=etn
and
rm 'oldfile'.FIT 'oldfile'.fit

Both don't seem to work for iraf
 


wizardfromoz

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G'day @Pruthvi123 and welcome to linux.org :)

What Distro are you using?

Chris Turner
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Rob

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also, if they're in dif directories.. you could do something like.. (borrowing the mv portion from above...)

Code:
for file in $(find /path/ -type f -name *.FIT);do mv -- "$file" "${file%.FIT}.fit" ;done
Edit: if using 'rename', I wrote this a while ago, but seems like centos/fedora have one 'rename' while others (ubuntu, etc..) have other flags..
https://www.linuxos.pro/rename-multiple-files-in-linux/
 

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