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RENAME(1)				  User Commands 				RENAME(1)

NAME
       rename - rename files

SYNOPSIS
       rename [options] expression replacement file...

DESCRIPTION
       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.

       -V, --version
	      Display version information and exit.

       -s, --symlink
	      Peform rename on symlink target

       -h, --help
	      Display help text and exit.

EXAMPLES
       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.

WARNING
       The renaming has no safeguards.	If the user has permission to  rewrite	file  names,  the
       command	will  perform  the  action without any questions.  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.ker-
       nel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

util-linux				    June 2011					RENAME(1)
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