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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4315- January 3, 2014 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4315- January 3, 2014

SPACES TO UNDERSORE 1 LINER


Do you hate users who put spaces in file names, preventing
you from doing any sort of scripting?

Well then this is the little one-liner for you to pop in a
shell script then...

for i in $1 ; do mv "$i" `echo $i | sed 's/ /_/g'` ; done

the echo $i | sed 's/ /_/g' is surrounded by back-tics not
regular quotes.


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4314 - NEW TIP BETTER THAN OLD TIP!
4313 - REGULAR EXPRESSION FOR FLOATING POINT NUMBER
4312 - CHANGING PERMS RECURSIVELY
4311 - METAVALUES FROM A SHELL SCRIPT
4310 - CHANGING OWNERS REGULARLY


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