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RENAME(1)			 Perl Programmers Reference Guide			RENAME(1)

       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/' *

       -v, --verbose
	       Verbose: print names of files successfully renamed.

       -n, --no-act
	       No Action: show what files would have been renamed.

       -f, --force
	       Force: overwrite existing files.

       No environment variables are used.

       Larry Wall

       mv(1), perl(1)

       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 Barker).

perl v5.14.2				    2012-03-23					RENAME(1)
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