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rename

 
Rename multiple files. NOTE: this page refers to the command from the util-linux package. For the Perl version, see file-rename or perl-rename. Warning: This command has no safeguards and will overwrite files without prompting. More information: https://manned.org/rename.
 
  • Rename files using simple substitutions (substitute 'foo' with 'bar' wherever found):
     
    rename {{foo}} {{bar}} {{*}}
     
  • Dry-run - display which renames would occur without performing them:
     
    rename -vn {{foo}} {{bar}} {{*}}
     
  • Do not overwrite existing files:
     
    rename -o {{foo}} {{bar}} {{*}}
     
  • Change file extensions:
     
    rename {{.ext}} {{.bak}} {{*.ext}}
     
  • Prepend "foo" to all filenames in the current directory:
     
    rename {{''}} {{'foo'}} {{*}}
     
  • Rename a group of increasingly numbered files zero-padding the numbers up to 3 digits:
     
    rename {{foo}} {{foo00}} {{foo?}} && rename {{foo}} {{foo0}} {{foo??}}

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