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I just recovered data on a hard drive whose table got trashed and used photrec to recover the data. It, however, recovers the title of the files into hex, save the "extension" ( these are from my son's external drive which was a fat32 on his Windows system and contain his music collection, so the files are now named something like f548397.mp4). I've not been able to come across a utility to do this. I looked at convmv, but that doesn't seem to do it. There may be, I hope, some simple way to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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If you don't find anything then

ls | hexdump -C

provides a base...

This could be put into a perl or awk (cut/paste)


With for instance (and don't run this Im going out but Ill get back tomorrow)

find . -name "*.mp3" -exec mv '{}' $HOME \;


I need to think about piping it but should work if I can take output from the ASCI column of hexdump...

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