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rename *.JPG *.jpg
2014-03-05 14:54:33
User: gtoal
Functions: rename
Tags: batch rename

# Limited and very hacky wildcard rename

# works for rename *.ext *.other

# and for rename file.* other.*

# but fails for rename file*ext other*other and many more

# Might be good to merge this technique with mmv command...

mv-helper() {

argv="`history 1 | perl -pe 's/^ *[0-9]+ +[^ ]+ //'`"

files="`echo \"$argv\"|sed -e \"s/ .*//\"`"

str="`history 1 | perl -pe 's/^ *[0-9]+ +[^ ]+ //' | tr -d \*`"

set -- $str

for file in $files


echo mv $file `echo $file|sed -e "s/$1/$2/"`

mv $file `echo $file|sed -e "s/$1/$2/"`



alias rename='mv-helper #'

i=1; for f in *.[jJ][pP][gG]; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "new_name_of_file-%04d.jpg" $i )"; ((i++)); done
2013-10-08 20:12:57
Functions: mv
Tags: batch rename

I wrote a script to make it a bit easier and more flexable:


#By GrouchyGaijin

# Hard part (lines 15 and 21) by Vaphell

#Last Updated: 04-Oct-2013 (Friday - yes see what I do on Firday nights) @ 23:37

#Put this in path and call it by typing batchrename in the terminal

#Version 0.3

echo "This script is for batch renaming files."

read -p "Enter the path to the folder containing the files. " path

cd $path

read -p "Enter the file extension. " extension

echo "Press N if you want to use a new name or D if you want to use the date"

read x

if [ "$x" = "D" ]


i=1; for f in *; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "$( date +%d-%b-%Y )-%04d.$extension" $i )"; ((i++)); done


if [ "$x" = "N" ]


read -p "Enter the new base name: " new_name

i=1; for f in *; do mv -- "$f" "$( printf "$new_name-%04d.$extension" $i )"; ((i++)); done


#OK S11 - change this to Thunar

nautilus $path

rename .txt .md *.txt
rename 's/\.txt$/\.md$/i' *
mmv "*.txt" "#1.md"
2010-12-09 19:14:07
User: houghi
Tags: batch rename

Batch rename extension of all files in a folder, in the example from .txt to .md

mmv most likely must be installed, but is very powerfull when you want to move/copy/append/link multiple files by wildcard patterns.

for f in *.txt;do mv ${f%txt}{txt,md}; done
rename 's/.txt/.md/i' *
for f in *.txt; do mv $f `basename $f .txt`.md; done;
2010-12-09 18:29:17
User: vranx
Functions: mv
Tags: batch rename

Batch rename extension of all files in a folder, in the example from .txt to .md