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Hi,

I need to rename a lot of files and need to do it in a batch file.

The file names differ and I need to "pad" the files with a 0 in front of the file names.
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I don't know the First thing about scripts :confused:
I'm already using a batch file to copy files then i need to add a 0 in front. that is all I want to do.
Batch File:
XCOPY Z:\*.* D:\CClas\CCLASFML\Reports\Certificate /D:01-26-2010 /C
XCOPY Y:\*.* D:\CClas\CCLASFML\Reports\STT /D:01-26-2010 /C

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The process must be automated, and the server does'nt have Powershell :(

This is what i'm looking for:
for %i in (*.*) do ren %i 0%i
but when i use it dos tells me :
i was unexpected at this time.
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Got It!
The Correct Code is:
for %%N in (*.*) do ren "%%N" "0%%N"

Thanks EveryOne
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Updated 26-Jan-10 20:13pm
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Why don't you use a script?
:)
 
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This is not really an answer to your question, but rather an alternative solution, but I think it's worth mentioning. Have you tried Total Commander's Multi Rename Tool (Ctrl+M)?
If you are automating something this won't help, but if you just need to copy/rename something from time to time - it's worth a try. Just a thought :)
 
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Something like:
for %i in (*.*) do ren %i 0%i
 
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If you want you can windows power shell:

MIDL
cd "c:\New Folder (2)"
get-childitem -Path *.* | rename-item -NewName {"0" + $_.name}
 
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A biterscripting script.


# Script Rename0.txt
var str folder, list, file, newname
lf -n "*" $folder ($ftype=="f") > $list
while ($list <> "")
do
    lex "1" $list > $file ; stex -p "^/^l[" $file > $newname
    set $newname = "0"+$newname    # "pad" the files with a 0 in front of the file names
    system rename ("\""+$file+"\"") ("\""+$newname+"\"")
done



Run the script with

script Rename0.txt folder("C:/somefolder")



Will rename all files in C:/somefolder by padding a zero ("0") in front of the file name. For help page for stex (string extractor) command - http://www.biterscripting.com/helppages/stex.html
 
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