Loop over Files in Directory and Change Path and Add Suffix to Filename
Looping over files in a directory along with changing path and adding suffix to filename is a useful way to automate tasks and make them more efficient. To loop over files in a directory, one can use the for loop command in Bash.
This loop will iterate over all files in the directory, allowing the user to apply commands to each file. For example, one can use the mv command to change the path of the file, or the cp command to make a copy of the file with a different name.
Additionally, one can use the basename command to add a suffix to the filename and to illustrate further below is the code that loops over file in the specified directory along with adding suffix and changing their location:
# Set the path to the source directory
# Set the path to the destination directory
# Loop over each file in the source directory
for file in "$src_dir"/*; do
# Get the filename without the path
# Add the suffix to the filename
# Set the path to the destination file
# Move the file to the destination directory with the new filename
mv "$file" "$dest_file"
This Bash script loops over each file in a specified source directory and renames it with a suffix “_new” before moving it to a desired directory. The script starts by setting the path to the source and destination directories. It then loops over each file in the source directory, gets the filename without the path, adds the suffix “_new” to the filename and sets the path to the destination file. This script can be useful for renaming and moving many files at once.
This article shows you how to loop over files in a directory, change the path of a file, and add a suffix to a filename using Bash scripting. By combining these techniques, you can easily make changes to multiple files in a directory with just a few lines of code.