why do I always forget the most simple things - and never learned sed/awk?

Ok, so the german magazine IX has the the german version of the plone book on a cd. Too bad that I don't have a copy of it... But there is http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=82753. So, after having downloaded it, how do I transform many rst files into many html files?: ls *.rst | xargs -i python -c 'import sys; print sys.argv1.split(".")0' {} | xargs -i rst2html {}.rst {}.html Adding a: IndexOptions +FancyIndexing +ScanHTMLTitles +DescriptionWidth=* AddType text/html .html in the directory helps making up for a missing index file.