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#1 2012-07-28 19:17:50

shimage
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Registered: 2008-11-25
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removing double quotes from filenames

I'm trying to use zmv to remove double quotes from a bunch of filenames, but I can't seem to figure it out and my google-fu isn't good enough either. Mostly what I've been trying are variations on

zmv -n '(**/)*"*' '$1${2//"/}'

but I keep getting a syntax error in the second half (first half seems to be working fine). Thanks for any help you might have.

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#2 2012-07-28 20:23:11

ewaller
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Re: removing double quotes from filenames

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#3 2012-07-28 20:49:45

FitzJac
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Re: removing double quotes from filenames

Something like this:

for file in *\"; do mv "$file" "`echo "$file" | sed -e 's/"//g'`"; done

Last edited by FitzJac (2012-07-28 21:02:18)


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#4 2012-07-28 21:44:22

shimage
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Registered: 2008-11-25
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Re: removing double quotes from filenames

So it turns out I'm retarded. I don't know what I was thinking sorry.

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#5 2012-08-03 22:57:45

ehmicky
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Registered: 2012-02-07
Posts: 10

Re: removing double quotes from filenames

Hi,

Try :

$ rename \" "" *

If you want to do it recursively :

$ shopt -s globstar
$ rename \" "" **

Last edited by ehmicky (2012-08-03 22:59:16)


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