shell,unix , Delete numbers from filename


Delete numbers from filename

Question:

Tag: shell,unix

I have a bunch of file names of the type:

a-1.001.txt
a-2.234.txt
a-3.765.txt

and so on. I want them to be:

a-1.txt
a-2.txt
a-3.txt

This is all in unix. I've been trying with "rename" but I can't get it to work with regular expressions. (I've read there are two versions and I probably have the other one).


Answer:
for i in $(ls) ; do   mv $i $(echo $i | awk -F '.' '{print $1"."$3}'); done

For testing change mv to echo.

PS: Did the code from my head, but should work. =)


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