[TUHS] Filename wildcarding (was: origin of the name 'glob')

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Tue Jul 11 07:56:31 AEST 2017


On Mon, 10 Jul 2017, Johnny Billquist wrote:

> > > I vaguely remember something like "PIP *.TXT *.OLD" to rename files 
> > > (the "*" was interpreted by the command itself, not the 
> > > interpreter).
> 
> Well, that would not rename files, but copy them and at the same time 
> changing their names. But you could also do renaming in a similar way, 
> but usually it would require a switch to PIP telling it that you wanted 
> the files renamed, and not copied.

[...]

Yep; I remember now...  At nearly 65, my memory is getting a bit hazy :-)

And I've just remembered that there was a script "mved" written by Brian 
Coogan which would rename files; its usage was "mved [-n] =.c =.c.old" to 
rename *.c to *.c.old.  I have it here somewhere, and could post it if 
necessary.

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