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© December 2003 (various)

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How can I change uppercase file names to lower case (Old Sco Unix)?

A simplistic script would be:

 for i in *
 j=`echo $i | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`
 mv $i $j

or in ksh:

 typeset -l L
 for i in * do
 mv $i $L

These are very simple, however: they aren't recursive (which means they won't descend into sub-directories) and, more importantly, they don't check to see if the lowercase name already exists.

A better program to do this is "xxu" available (C source) from http://columbia.edu/kermit/utils.html.

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Fri Mar 4 14:22:11 2011: 9355   anonymous


"typeset -l" also works in BASH >= 4.1:

[email protected]:~# echo $BASH_VERSION
[email protected]:~# typeset -l foo
[email protected]:~# foo=BAR; echo $foo

blitzen:~# echo $BASH_VERSION
blitzen:~# typeset -l foo
-bash: typeset: -l: invalid option
typeset: usage: typeset [-afFirtx] [-p] name[=value] ..


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