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[options] expression replacement file...
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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.
will rename the specified files by replacing the first
occurrence of expression in their name by
Give visual feedback which
files where renamed, if any.
Display version information and
Display help text and exit.
The rename command is part of the util-linux package and is
available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
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