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Assign random names to all files in a folder (including subfolders!):

find . -type f -exec bash -c 'mv "$1" "./$RANDOM"' - {} \;


Note that this is a somewhat expensive operation, so it might take a few seconds for large numbers of files.


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Might fail, if $RANDOM returns the same number on two calls during the run.
Posted 2011-05-06 01:10:35

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