Path Case Script
Script to change the case of all files and directories under a given path
What is this?
Quickie shell script to convert the case of all files within a given path to either uppercase or lowercase. This is often required when moving files between windows and unix style operating systems.
The scripts options are as follows:
usage ./pathChangeCase.sh PATH/TO/CHANGE/CASE [upper|lower] [verbose]
- PATH/TO/CHANGE/CASE - the path you wish to change
- upper|lower - either upper or lower here determines which way the case will be converted (default is upper)
- verbose - if this argument exists will display to terminal what it is moving for verification
It is based on another script found earlier, but added arguments, checks for proper paths and if renaming is needed, verbose mode, and restricted the case conversion to only that part of the path after what is specified on the command line. ;;
- todo: Hmmz, a thought, since foreach sometimes delimits on " " rather than exclusively "\n", should either set the delimiter enviroment var or use the execute mechanism built into the find command? @_@
Shell Source Code
Copy and paste this to a file, chmod +x filename, and enjoys!
#!/bin/sh path=$1; direction=$2; verbose=$3; if [ "$path" = "" ]; then echo "usage $0 PATH/TO/CHANGE/CASE [upper|lower] [verbose]" echo echo "will change all files in path to either upper or lower case" exit fi if [ -e $path ]; then echo else echo "$path is invalid?!" exit; fi if [ "$direction" = "lower" ]; then translateString="[A-Z] [a-z]" else translateString="[a-z] [A-Z]" fi #make a regexp friendly path repath=`echo $path | sed -e 's/\//\\\\\//g'` echo "changing all dir/files in $path" for each in `find $path -type d` do justend=`echo $each | sed s/^$repath//` newname=`echo $justend | tr $translateString` if [ "$justend" != "$newname" ]; then mv "$each" "$path$newname" if [ "$verbose" != "" ]; then echo mv $each $path$newname fi fi done for eachf in `find $path -type f` do justend=`echo $eachf | sed s/^$repath//` newnamef=`echo $justend | tr $translateString` if [ "$justend" != "$newnamef" ]; then mv "$eachf" "$path$newnamef" if [ "$verbose" != "" ]; then echo mv $eachf $path$newnamef fi fi done
Disclaimer!!! I'm not responsible for any mishaps this script may result in! It works for me but please, use with caution.