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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for rename (redhat section 1)

RENAME(1)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							 RENAME(1)

NAME
rename - Rename files
SYNOPSIS
rename from to file...
DESCRIPTION
rename will rename the specified files by replacing the first occurrence of from in their name by to. For example, 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.
SEE ALSO
mv(1) 1 January 2000 RENAME(1)