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Ubuntu Rename files with regexp


Lets change spaces to underscores:

  1. Install rename, if you not had it yet:
    $ sudo apt install rename
  2. Rename directories first:
    $ find -name "* *" -type d | rename 's/ /_/g'
  3. Rename files:
    $ find -name "* *" -type f | rename 's/ /_/g'