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Copy and rename files with wildcards (globs) (See related posts)

To copy files jgarner_* to Alias_*:

Dir.glob("jgarner_*") { |name| `cp #{name} #{name.sub(/jgarner_/, "Alias_")}`}


ruby -e 'Dir.glob("jgarner_*") { |name| `cp #{name} #{name.sub(/jgarner_/, "Alias_")}`}'

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nickstenning posts on Jun 22, 2006 at 11:05
You might want to look at zsh's zmv:

zmv -W jgarner_* Alias_*

It's *way* more powerful than that but that's the simplest use case.

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