Re: Editing Problem with bash script and sed
- Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:47:44 -0500
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Editing Problem with bash script and sed
On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 07:37:34PM +0100, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> after reading man 1 "read", i have to add option "-r" to my proposal:
> ls -d * | grep "$1" | while read -r filename
That fixes one problem, but there are plenty more still unfixed.
If the user input ("$1") is to be treated as an ERE, then you could
do something like this:
for filename in *; do
[[ $filename =~ $1 ]] || continue
But your grep is treating "$1" as a BRE, not an ERE, and bash doesn't
have any implementation of BREs.
In any case, I do NOT recommend writing your own script to replace and
augment rename(1). Just run a bunch of rename commands from the shell
prompt to make the filenames look how you want them.