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Re: Command to move groups of files

On Fri, 20 May 2005, Jonathan Arnold wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Fri, 20 May 2005, Jonathan Arnold wrote:
> >
> > > Somone a month or so ago posted a list of little known Cygwin
> > > commands, and in that list was a cool command that allowed you
> > > to rename a list of files, like thus:
> > >
> > > cmd First*.* Second*.*
> > >
> > > which would rename all files starting with "First" to be "Second".
> > > I used this command a bit, and then promptly forgot about it until
> > > I really needed to use it yesterday.
> > >
> > > Could someone remind me of the name of that command?
> >
> > You must be thinking of "rename" from the new cygutils.  FWIW, a Google
> > search for "zzapper commands cygwin rename" brought it up as the first
> > hit (I just happened to remember exactly *who* posted that list). :-)
> I'm not sure that's the exact post,

Yeah, Google's a bit off (it gets you the thread, though).  Searching for
"zzapper cygwin rename" *does* get you the exact post, FWIW.

> but it's ironic that cgf's reply to it says that the challenge will be
> to remember the command exists! Well, I remembered it existed, just not
> what it was.
> But I did try "man -k files", and I now notice that rename doesn't show
> up in the list. Is there something I'm supposed to run to update the -k
> database?

I believe it's /usr/sbin/makewhatis, but I could be wrong.
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