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How does OS X keep track of changed filenames?

I was playing a song in iTunes when I decided to change the name of the folder the song was stored in. The song however kept playing and when I checked 'Get Info' in iTunes, the path showed the ...
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Command or script to paste a file into multiple folders and have the file type overwrite the same of its kind while keeping the original file's name?

The title kind of already explains it but I'll be a bit more specific here. I'm looking to replace a .jpg file in multiple different folders with a different .jpg file, but I want to be able to keep ...
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How to rename files and replace characters?

I have a group of files that have : (colon) within the name. I need to replace the : with - (dash). Is there an easy way to do this in a script? Sample FileName: ...
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Renaming multiple files at once with a pattern on Ubuntu

I have around 300 files named some_name_123456789.zip another-name2_987654321.zip something(1)_123454321.zip [2]something_987656789.zip I need to rename them all to ds_123456789.zip ...
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Changing lots of file names in windows [duplicate]

I have 1900 files that I'd like to edit their name. The files contain the title of the file but also have unneeded characters that I'd like to remove. For example, one file might be titled Hello ...
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Why can I rename a running executable, but not delete it?

Everything is in the title, but more officially : Why does Windows let me rename a running executable, but not delete it?
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How can I work around Windows File Protection such that I can rename a system file?

How to use PendingFileRenameOperations to rename a file which is in use? Especially system files, like tcpip.sys. I have created a key PendingFileRenameOperations (REG_MULTI_SZ) in ...
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Utility or technique for swapping files quickly in Windows

I frequently need to swap one file with another, without overwriting the original. Let's say there are two files, foo_new.dll and foo.dll. I usually rename them the follwing way: foo.dll -> ...
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Outlook 2007 - Bulk Renaming of Personal Folders?

I have seen this question in regards to bulk renaming of file folders, but not bulk renaming of personal folders in outlook - so the question is - is there anyway to bulk rename personal folders in ...
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Batch rename files using AntRenamer or equivalent

I've read through some of the other batch rename threads, but couldn't find an answer to my problem. Also, I'm using AntRenamer (portable) because I'm uncomfortable using the command line. Basically, ...
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Easily swap file names?

Is there an easy way to swap the file names of two files in Windows? Perhaps using the move command in the shell? Preferably without using external software. Example: I have fileA.txt and ...
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How to determine exactly which file actions will be reverted when doing an Undo in Windows Explorer?

I had a brain fart and forgot which was the last file action I performed in Windows Explorer on XP SP3. Explorer offers an Undo but I am not 100% confident I remember what was the last operation I ...
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How do I rename a file that only consists of an extension?

I use the Eclipse IDE to do development work and would like to copy/rename the .classpath and/or .project files. Note that these files only have an extension and not a filename. Windows won't let ...
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Windows 7 command prompt: rename files located on a network path (UNC path)

In the command prompt, I need a way up rename a file on a remote server. Conceptually, this is what I am looking for: ren \\servername\folder\file.txt \\servername\folder\file2.txt Aside from using ...
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Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to select all the text while renaming a file?

When renaming a file, I tried to do Ctrl-A (I wanted to select all then Ctrl-C copy). However to my shock that shortcut doesn't work. Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to ...
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Rename images so they burn to CD in order

I have a bunch of images named: 1.jpg 2.jpg 317.jpg 317 (2)a.jpg etc. In my file browser (Nautilus), they are displayed in the correct numerical order. However, in Brasero when I order them, it ...
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Renaming files in batch with Unix RENAME

I have files whose names look like this: Sim1-2_40.36.chr20_sb.foo.indel.novoalign.sam Sim1-2_40.36.chr20_sb.foo.indel.bwa.sam What I want to do is to replace all indel with snp in the names ...
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Have I missed the :mv command in Vim?

From time to time I want to rename a file while editing it. For example from .html to .xhtml or so. To do that in Vim, I must do :saveas new_file :!rm old_file Is there a built-in command, that ...
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Best tool to perform multiple rename under windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I mass rename files from the command line or using a 3rd party tool? Requirements: works for files/folders same time works on WinXP, Win7 (EDIT: 32 and 64 bit ...
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How to use cygwin (or linux command) to rename the files and directories recursively with regular expression

I am using Windows, and trying to use Cygwin to perform this task. I would like to rename the files and directories recursively as following: From: 1010110010\ 1010110010\1010110010.jpg ...
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Merge and lowercase Directories and FIles

I have a directory like this root/A/b/SomeFile.jpg root/A/B/OtherFIle.jpg root/a/D/yet_again.jpg And I would like this root/a/b/somefile.jpg root/a/b/otherfile.jpg root/a/d/yet_again.jpg OR ...
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How to change extensions?

In Windows 7, I want to change an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file extension to a .pdf extension...How do I do this? I have tried renaming the file, but Win7 still thinks it is a .ai file...how do I ...
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Unix: Files starting with a dash, -

Ok, I have a bunch of files starting with a dash, -. Which is not so good... and I want to rename them. In my particular case I would just like to put a character in front of them. I found the ...
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Renaming long file name with illegal characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force Windows XP to rename a file with a special character? I have a 2GB file in windows which has a long file name ...
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Renaming files using F2 on Windows XP

On Windows Vista & 7, when you select a file and press F2, only the file name is automatically selected without spanning the extension. Then you can write the new file name and hit enter. It is a ...
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Mass renaming, *nix version

I was looking for a way to rename a huge number of similarly-named files, much like this one (a Windows-related question) except that I'm using *nix (Ubuntu and FreeBSD, separately). Just to sum up, ...