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This command will take the files in a directory, rename them, and then number them from 1...N.
Black belt stuff.
Hell of a time saver.
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The '1' in '%01d' changes the amounts of digits in the integer, eg. 1 vs 0001.
zsh example using a 'for' loop and arithmetic expression:
files matching the pattern '*.jpg' are renamed with a 3 digit prefix, keeping the previous filename and suffix.
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