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Hey guys,

Just need some help on creating a batch command to replace specific text in the file name. What I need it to do is no matter the files name prefix or suffix it will replace "5555" with "6666". I have almost gotten there as I can identify any file with "5555" but its adds "6666" after the "5555" instead of replacing the "5555"

[b]i.e. of what I need it to do[/b]
Data1 Data2 Data3 5555 Data4.file
Data1 Data2 5555 Data4 Data 5.file
Data1 5555 Data4.file


Data1 Data2 Data3 6666 Data4.file
Data1 Data2 6666 Data4 Data5.file
Data1 6666 Data4.file



I appreciate any help in the matter...

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If you're looking to replace text [i]in[/i] files, that sounds like a job for [i]sed[/i]. You could do that using the following command.

[CODE]
$ sed -i 's/5555/6666/g' 5555.txt
[/CODE]

If you want to rename [i]files[/i], which I think is what you're asking, try the following command instead.

[CODE]
$ for filename in *5555*; do mv "$filename" "$(echo $filename | sed 's/5555/6666/g')"; done
[/CODE]

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Thanks for the help!

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