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MAC Rename files and move them automatically scripting

I want a shell script that runs on a Mac, that when ran, looks for a few things and transfers video files to a specific location on another drive. So when I put in an SD card, I want the script to ...
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Why is changing the shortname not recommended procedure?

Some Background I had an old iMac with Snow Leopard on it. It was so outdated I zeroed out the drive and reinstalled Snow on it (I'm still waiting on Mavericks to download... sigh). As I was setting ...
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Is it possible to prevent users from renaming volumes in OS X?

I installed a second drive in a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8) and then moved (properly) the user folder to that drive. Then I decided the space in the volume name was a nuisance so I renamed it. I should ...
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Custom copy paste. how to eliminate invalid characters from paste?

I collect articles and like having the title of the article in the filename. However, some titles contain invalid characters such as ':'. This precludes a simple, and quick, copy paste operation to ...
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mv command says “No such file or directory”

I am attempting to rename a directory on an external hard drive on Mac OS X. When I tried in the finder I got an error that says, "An unexpected error occurred (error code -43)." -- so I thought I may ...
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I need to rename an OS X boot volume that was accidentally renamed with over 250 characters

Somehow a coworker's Mac hard drive was renamed with over 250 characters. Too many to show in the Finder, though I did take a photo of the name while booting up in command line. its mostly 'h's and ...
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Rename recursively files, while keeping the extension

I have a bunch of directories that each hold one *.txt file in it (and other non *.txt files). I'd like to rename those files recursively from the command line, basically *.txt to info.txt. So all ...
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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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How to automatically change file names for all file added to a directory?

I've created a folder in dropbox for all my screenshots, and redirected all my screenshots there. However the default screenshots file name are long (it contains a time stamp and I don't see how to ...
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Mass Remove File Prefix on a Mac?

How do I mass remove file prefixes in a Mac? For example, inside my folder, I have the following files: img_sometext1.jpg img_sometext2.jpg ... img_sometext10.jpg How do I remove img_?
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Rename a hidden file on OS X

I have a file called ".hgignore copy" and I want to rename it to ".hgignore". With a regular file, if I click on the name in the finder, I can change it. But with a hidden file, it won't let me do ...
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You do not have sufficient access privileges to rename the item

This is too weird I am logged on as main user and try to rename a file in Finder Get info tells me I have read/write access I finally did a chmod 644 in terminal - that did not help -rw-rw-rw-+ 1 ...
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rename command in osx [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Renaming many files in Mac OS X, batch processing Hi, how I can rename a many files with command line in osx? in linux exits a "rename" command, exist a similar in ...
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Renaming many files in Mac OS X, batch processing

I used to rename file in Linux via a rename command: rename 's/old_pattern/new_pattern/g' *glob Is there something similar in Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)?
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Renaming Fontfaces

How do I rename a font style in an OTF font? I have this bug here: I now can't select any other style except "Regular".
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How can I bulk rename files in a RAR or ZIP archive on the mac?

I have a set of archive files -- both zip and rar formats -- inside of which I need to rename some files. Specifically, I want to do something like this: for each archive file in a directory for ...