Bash script copy rename multiple files

In this tutorial, I am written a small program with “Bash script copy rename multiple files” on Linux. Linux the essential for DevOps Roles.

The syntax for the loop

for file in $(ls)
       cp $file ${file/<Pattern>/<Replacement>}; 

For example, I will copy and rename 2 files “foo2017-2.txt and foo2017-3.txt” into “foo2018-2.txt and foo2018-3.txt”  in “folder” folder.

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ pwd
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ ls folder/
file.txt foo2017-1.txt foo2017-2.txt foo2017-3.txt
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$

My Bash script copy rename multiple files

#Only 2 copies files from the bottom and change 2017 to 2018

for file in $(ls $FOLDER/ | tail -n2)
   cp ${FOLDER}/${file} ${FOLDER}/${file/2017/2018};

Execute bash script

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ chmod +x
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ ./ /home/huupv/devopsroles/folder

The result, after you run the bash script

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ ls /home/huupv/devopsroles/folder/
file.txt foo2017-1.txt foo2017-2.txt foo2017-3.txt foo2018-2.txt foo2018-3.txt
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$

The screen output terminal

Bash script copy rename multiple files


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