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born2achieve
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Rename question

#1 Post by born2achieve » 09 Dec 2016 12:09

I have bat file and i need to rename files in the folder of one server from another server.

Below the sample i tried and didn't work.

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Ren "\\178.70.140.230\Development\Company\*.txt" "*.bak"

but it's not changing the extension Any suggestion please how to achieve this.

Squashman
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Re: Rename question

#2 Post by Squashman » 09 Dec 2016 12:17

Use the FOR command to iterate through the list of files and then do the rename.

Just like we showed you in this question.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6486#p41489

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Re: Rename question

#3 Post by ShadowThief » 09 Dec 2016 13:01

Weird; ren *.txt *.bak should totally work.

Try

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pushd "\\178.70.140.230\Development\Company\"
ren *.txt *.bak
popd

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Re: Rename question

#4 Post by Squashman » 09 Dec 2016 13:22

born2achieve wrote:I have bat file and i need to rename files in the folder of one server from another server.

Below the sample i tried and didn't work.

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Ren "\\178.70.140.230\Development\Company\*.txt" "*.bak"

but it's not changing the extension Any suggestion please how to achieve this.


I tested this and it worked.

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ren "\\Server\Share\Squashman\rename\*.txt" *.bak

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