November 17, 2023

Prepend multiple files with a pattern with the command line

For example:

$ for f in * ; do mv -- "$f" "PRE_$f" ; 

will prepend all files in the current directory with PRE_.

I use Bash because I have not figured how to prepend files with the utility rename.ul, let me know if you do.

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I do self-funded research and I'm writing a book.

> What's the book about?

About technologies and agency.

Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:

Can usage of technologies give us a sense of empowerment while in fact undermining our abilities?

I posted a summary of the prologue on the homepage:


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