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Bulk renaming files in Ubuntu; the briefest of introductions to the rename command

Friday, 31 October 2014 bash rename ubuntu

I’ve seen more than a few Ask Ubuntu users struggling with how to batch rename their files. They get lost in Bash and find -exec loops and generally make a big mess of things before asking for help. But there is an easy method in Ubuntu that relatively few users know about: the rename command.

How to back up PPAs

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 bash ubuntu

Personal Packaging Archives are a popular method for sharing software not yet in the main repositories. You might be using one to gain a particular update you need. But how can you quickly get a list of all the PPAs you’re using?