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How about
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ls -1 *.pdf | awk -v No=2001 '{printf "mv %s ", $0; sub (/-[0-9]*\./,"-"No"."); printf "%s\n", $0; No+=2}'

If happy with what you see, add a | sh to the end.
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Had changed the file names to make splitting the fields more convenient. The files are all in the current directory.
Had chosen 2000 to ensure no existing files start with that
number, so no chance that an existing filename might be one
of the names I will try to create with the renumbering scheme.

Last edited by Corona688; 09-29-2014 at 08:33 PM..
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I repeat: What is the real format specification for the filenames you're trying to rename?
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