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at March 10, 2011 03:04 by alassiter

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## Use find to search for the files I want recursively from the current path
## Powerful utility, man find to read the man pages

find . -name "*.rhtml"   # List all files that end in .rhtml
find . -type f           # Find all regular files 

## I can use wc (word count) with the -l flag to count the number of returned lines

find . -name "*.rhtml" | wc -l    # Count the number of files that match

## I can then add a while and mv command to rename the files

find . -name "*.rhtml" | while read f; do mv ./"$f" "${f%rhtml}html.erb"; done

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A couple of snippets useful for file management. I use these to make sure I understand how many files I'm about to modify, and then rename them.

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Rename files from command line

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command, unix, linux, line

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