Anonymous Anonymous - 1 year ago 86
Bash Question

recursively add file extension to all files

I have a few directories and sub-directories containing files with no file extension. I want to add

.jpg
to all the files contained within these directories. I've seen bash scripts for changing the file extension but not for just adding one. It also needs to be recursive, can someone help please?

Answer

Alternative command without an explicit loop (man find):

find . -type f -exec mv '{}' '{}'.jpg \;

Explanation: this recursively finds all files (-type f) starting from the current directory (.) and applies the move command (mv) to each of them. Note also the quotes around {}, so that filenames with spaces (and even newlines...) are properly handled.