RENAME(1) User Commands RENAME(1)NAME
rename - rename files
rename [options] expression replacement file...
rename will rename the specified files by replacing the first occurrence of expression in their name by replacement.
OPTIONS -v, --verbose
Give visual feedback which files where renamed, if any.
Display version information and exit.
Peform rename on symlink target
Display help text and exit.
Given the files foo1, ..., foo9, foo10, ..., foo278, the commands
rename foo foo0 foo?
rename foo foo0 foo??
will turn them into foo001, ..., foo009, foo010, ..., foo278. And
rename .htm .html *.htm
will fix the extension of your html files.
The renaming has no safeguards. If the user has permission to rewrite file names, the command will perform the action without any ques-
tions. For example, the result can be quite drastic when the command is run as root in the /lib directory. Always make a backup before
running the command, unless you truly know what you are doing.
SEE ALSO mmv(1), mv(1)AVAILABILITY
The rename command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
util-linux June 2011 RENAME(1)
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rename - renames multiple files
rename [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -f ] perlexpr [ files ]
"rename" renames the filenames supplied according to the rule specified as the first argument. The perlexpr argument is a Perl expression
which is expected to modify the $_ string in Perl for at least some of the filenames specified. If a given filename is not modified by the
expression, it will not be renamed. If no filenames are given on the command line, filenames will be read via standard input.
For example, to rename all files matching "*.bak" to strip the extension, you might say
rename 's/.bak$//' *.bak
To translate uppercase names to lower, you'd use
rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *
OPTIONS -v, --verbose
Verbose: print names of files successfully renamed.
No Action: show what files would have been renamed.
Force: overwrite existing files.
No environment variables are used.
SEE ALSO mv(1), perl(1)DIAGNOSTICS
If you give an invalid Perl expression you'll get a syntax error.
The original "rename" did not check for the existence of target filenames, so had to be used with care. I hope I've fixed that (Robin
perl v5.12.4 2011-08-10 RENAME(1)
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