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Date: 2016mar6
Language: bash

Q.  How can I increment a variable in a loop?

A.  The modern way to increment a variable in bash is:

((var++))
where var is the name of your variable. In a loop:
i=1 for orig in `ls *.jpg`; do padded=`printf '%03d' $i` mv $orig $padded.jpg ((i++)) done