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How to recursively rename files/folders to make their names Windows-friendly?

I have a bunch of files on a Ubuntu box, which have various characters in their filenames that Windows doesn't accept (mostly ":" and "*", but possibly others). What's the simplest way to get these ...
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Batch file to replace a single character in Windows filenames

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that has a whole bunch of filenames that need renaming. Basically, I just need all - (hyphens) replaced with _ (underscores), no matter where they are in the ...
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Batch rename files in Linux

How I can rename images with 'rename' command from "something_full.jpg" to "something_500.jpg" recursive?
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Script to clean up folder names

I have a lot of folders that need to be renamed based on couple rules. example of folders: -- Some.Folder.Name.Today.2009 -- Another.messed.Up.folder.1980 -- Third.messed.Up.folder.1980 I would ...
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Using PDF MetaData to rename PDFs in MAC OS X

I have a number of PDFs that I downloaded from JStor. They come with unhelpful numeric filenames, but often there is at least a title if not the author in the metadata. How do I batch rename a number ...
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Add folder name to beginning of filename

I have a directory structure as below: Folder > SubFolder1 > FileName1.abc > Filename2.abc > ............. > SubFolder2 > FileName11.abc > Filename12.abc ...
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Automatic PDF renaming based on title

I have thousands of scientific PDFs that i need to rename, many do not have metadata. I would like to be able to create an automator action that could open a folder then open each PDF, copy the title ...
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How to batch rename files in Mac OS X?

I have the bunch of files that have names like MOV001.mpg, MOV002.mpg etc. They all have different date-time. How can I rename them so they turn into 2012 08 05 13 45 33 MOV001.mpg, 2012 09 02 23 ...
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In XP, how do I rename a directory of files using a regex or similar to remove part of a filename and add a prefix?

I have a list of files generated from SSMS in XP like this: dbo.mysproc1.StoredProcedure.sql dbo.mysproc2.StoredProcedure.sql dbo.mySproc3.StoredProcedure.sql ... you get the drift I want to rename ...
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Batch Rename (remove specific character) Files

I have about 3500 recorded phone calls and they are all labelled yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_mobilenumber.3gp I want to remove the underscore from the name so searching through them is easier How would I do ...
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Windows script to run as a batch to replace character in list of file names

I have 4 files as below: C:\Documents and Settings\vm\AC R\test JE.BOS.20130516.CSV JE.BES.20130516.CSV KFROPN.SAVEFILE.CSV KFBAD.SAVEFILE.CSV I have to replace "." in the filename with "-". But ...
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Batch change file extensions in Mac OS X?

I used wget to download a website into a folder. When files have the same names, wget stores the new one as name.extension.# Now I have hundreds of files like 1.jpg, 1.jpg.1, 1.jpg.2, etc. How can I ...
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How to rename bulk title tag in mp3 ID3 files

I have a few folders containing mp3 files (folder names CD#1 CD#2) with a few files in each folder. I renamed the Album name and changed the track number so my ipod should store it as one long ...
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Batch rename images numerically? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rename lots of files in one click I have thousands of images that I wish to batch rename numerically. The issue is all the dozens of images I have saved have osbscure ...