Bash rename recursive extension

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I know there are a lot of things like this around, but either they don't work recursively or they are huge.

This is what I got:

find . -name "*.so" -exec mv {} `echo {} | sed s/.so/.dylib/` \;

When I just run the find part it gives me a list of files. When I run the sed part it replaces any .so with .dylib. When I run them together they don't work.

I replaced mv with echo to see what happened:

./AI/Interfaces/C/0.1/libAIInterface.so ./AI/Interfaces/C/0.1/libAIInterface.so

Nothing is replaced at all!
What is wrong?


This will do everything correctly:

find -L . -type f -name "*.so" -print0 | while IFS= read -r -d '' FNAME; do
    mv -- "$FNAME" "${FNAME%.so}.dylib"
done

By correctly, we mean:

1) It will rename just the file extension (due to use of ${FNAME%.so}.dylib). All the other solutions using ${X/.so/.dylib} are incorrect as they wrongly rename the first occurrence of .so in the filename (e.g. x.so.so is renamed to x.dylib.so, or worse, ./libraries/libTemp.so-1.9.3/libTemp.so is renamed to ./libraries/libTemp.dylib-1.9.3/libTemp.so - an error).

2) It will handle spaces and any other special characters in filenames (except double quotes).

3) It will not change directories or other special files.

4) It will follow symbolic links into subdirectories and links to target files and rename the target file, not the link itself (the default behaviour of find is to process the symbolic link itself, not the file pointed to by the link).