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rename command in linux

rename command similar with mv command. This command is slightly more advanced than mv  command. How to rename multiple files in linux.

The syntax rename command

rename [options] expression replacement-file

For example, basic use rename command
[[email protected] huuphan.com]$  rename file huu file1.txt

The same output

rename command in linux


How to rename all file extension .txt to .atxt file
[[email protected] huuphan.com]$ rename .txt .atxt *.txt

The same output

rename command in linux 2

Use option --verbose in rename command
[[email protected] huuphan.com]$ rename -v foo huu foo?.atxt

The same ouput
`foo2.atxt' -> `huu2.atxt'
`foo3.atxt' -> `huu3.atxt'

Details more information rename command

man rename

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