rename - rename files
rename [options] expression replacement file...
rename will rename the specified files by replacing the first occurrence of expression in their name by replacement.
-v, --verbose Give visual feedback which files where renamed, if any. -V, --version Display version information and exit. -h, --help Display help text and exit.
Given the files foo1, ..., foo9, foo10, ..., foo278, the commandswill turn them into foo001, ..., foo009, foo010, ..., foo278. And
rename foo foo0 foo? rename foo foo0 foo??
will fix the extension of your html files.
rename .htm .html *.htm
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.
The rename command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
|util-linux||RENAME (1)||June 2011|