[cvsnt] Renaming multiple files - wildcard not supported?
tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Fri Dec 14 15:32:25 GMT 2007
Luigi D. Sandon wrote:
> I have to rename several files due to a change in the application name, and
> the tool I use create some executable files using the source file name. Does
> cvs rename support wildcards? I get an error if I try.
No it doesn't. AFAIK you can't wildcard rename on any system except DOS
(and then only because the filename is in two parts - name and extension).
There's no obvious behaviour that would make sense for such an
operation, unless it was able to understand something like sed syntax
(eg. cvs rename 's/^(.*)\.foo$/\1.bar/g')
You could shell script it easily enough.. that's how I normally do that
kind of thing.
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