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Terminal ops: mv to affect multiple objects of container

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I believe the best way that the reader and I might quickly develop the understanding I wish to communicate, would be to preview the screen cap featuring a tedious, albeit successful operation (Cygwin, but i doubt it matters): http://whatsonyourbrain.com/a_genera...uery_re_mv.png Identifying a problem: need to shorten file names, i resorted to that which i presumed would do the job: Cygwin term. And, so it did. MY QUESTION: Certainly there is a more efficient way to have done this, through a more-- perhaps, forgive my poor rhetoric-- /scripted/ approach? E.g. find all files containing the st (HowTos)