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Re: cygwin rename util doesn't parse leading dash in expression argument correctly (thinks it is an option)
- From: Marco Atzeri <marco dot atzeri at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:17:34 +0200
- Subject: Re: cygwin rename util doesn't parse leading dash in expression argument correctly (thinks it is an option)
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On 03/09/2014 23:17, Dat Head wrote:
On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Marco Atzeri <email@example.com> wrote:
On 02/09/2014 16:43, Dat Head wrote:
$ ls -l *-fixed.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 foo None 0 Sep 1 13:47 a-fixed.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 foo None 0 Sep 1 13:47 b-fixed.flac
$ rename '-fixed' '' *-fixed.flac
rename: unknown option -- f
you need to tell rename that the options are ended with --
$ rename -- '-fixed' '' *-fixed.flac
$ ls *flac
thanx for the tip, haven't had to use that since old days of "startx
clientopts -- serveropts &"
but yet again I'm roped with having to wrap another case statement
around pieces of scripts for cygwin specific items (because the same
syntax of "rename --" doesn't work on redhat linux or another distro a
friend tried for me)
curious because it is the almost standard (gnu) solution in
most of the utilities.
I guess it is included in most used option parser
touch, mv , cp, .. are all working in the same way.
Otherwise try to rename/move a file called "-v" ...
(without using "./-v" )
i'm not complaining, i love cygwin!
that is a quite old version of util-linux I wonder does anyone know
the factors involved in staying with that one? (everything else is
mostly so wonderfully almost bleeding edge [which I like!])
It is working and the maintainer sees no reason to change it ;-)
I don't think basic stuff needs to be changed a lot.
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