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Change file extension from .wav to .res

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Tharini
Tharini on 19 Aug 2011
Hi. My question might sound naive but can u please explain me in detail as to how to change the extension of a file from .wav to .res using MATLAB. P.S. all my files are stored in different names in the same folder
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Tharini
Tharini on 22 Aug 2011
i want to change the extension.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Aug 2011
The MATLAB command to rename files is movefile()

Chaowei Chen
Chaowei Chen on 21 Aug 2011
Supposing you just want to rename the file, do this
! ren temp.wav temp.res
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Jan
Jan on 23 Aug 2011
This is a C-Mex, which is about 20 times faster than MATLAB's movefile under Windows (I do not have a measurement under Linux):
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/29569-filerename

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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 22 Aug 2011
For renaming you should be able to extrapolate from the second example at:
you can use either the MATLAB movefile command or use the ! to invoke a system command to use your OS built in move/copy/rename command.

Jan
Jan on 23 Aug 2011
This was thought as a comment to Walter's answer, but the "Save" button of the comments is currently not working - on my computer.
This is a C-Mex, which is about 20 times faster than MATLAB's movefile under Windows (I do not have a measurement under Linux): http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/29569-filerename
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Jan
Jan on 23 Aug 2011
@Arturo: It seems liek you have tried it three times?! ;-)
I'm not able to create a question also. I've sent a message to fiels@mathworks already.
Now I'm trying it with an alternative browser...

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