[OS X TeX] batch file renaming

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Apr 17 22:46:15 EDT 2006

On Apr 17, 2006, at 19:34, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> ...this is not entirely OT:
> I want to rename a bunch of files from foo.EPS to foo.eps, so that  
> I can open them in TeXShop and save them as pdf. What's a quick way  
> to do it? I could open the files in Preview and save them as pdf  
> but it prompts me each time where I want the pdf saved and that's a  
> chore, since I have quite a few files to convert. On the other  
> hand, TeXShop saves the pdf file automatically making the  
> conversion easier, except that it does not recognize the  
> capitalized extension .EPS. Hence my need for a quick way to rename  
> files. I found a script in Library/Scripts/Finder Scripts/ that  
> almost does what I wanted, but I had to change the extension first  
> from .EPS to .whatever and then to .eps.
> Is there a more elegant way?

If you can lowercase the entire title, Automator has a Finder action  
that will do this, or you can do it in Terminal with `apply epstodpf  
*.EPS`.  I'll also insert a shameless plug for BatchRenamer <http:// 
homepage.mac.com/amaxwell/BRhome/>, which allows you to rename files  
with regular expressions and a few other handy things.

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