Problem:I’ve been trying to rename 1000+ folders to template_XXXX where the XXXX is a number. I want to rename all the folders, but don’t want the subfolders to be changed, only the parents.
num=1; for dir in `find -maxdepth 1 -type d` ; do mv $dir template_$num ; num=$((num + 1)) ; done
- “-type d” tells it to find only directories
- “-maxdepth 1” says don’t recurse into sub dirs
- the “for” loop goes through every directory that the find command spits out, moves (“mv”) the “$dir” to the new name: “template_$num.”
- “num” starts at 1 and is incremented each time.