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Which command can I use to recursively rename or move a file in Windows?

Is there a way, through the command line, to recursively rename all .m4v files to .avi?

ren *.m4v *.avi only works for the folder(s) selected, and ignores the folders under them, and as best I can tell there is no recursive parameter with that function.

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Same question as this: superuser.com/questions/205083/… –  Sencer H. Jan 7 '12 at 10:43

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With a for loop, with recursive switch:

for /R %x in (*.m4v) do ren "%x" *.avi
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Thanks, seems to work. –  David Gard Feb 29 '12 at 10:13

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