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renames multiple files that match the pattern

Terminal - renames multiple files that match the pattern
rename 's/foo/bar/g' *
2009-02-06 06:45:41
User: terrasect
Functions: rename
renames multiple files that match the pattern

Useful when you want to quickly rename a bunch of files.


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Comment by ccrandall 312 weeks and 3 days ago

The 's/foo/bar/g' option doesn't work on my linux system (gentoo). It only recognizes the 'from' 'to' patterns.

Comment by puddleglum 311 weeks and 3 days ago

And for the perplexed:

It will look through all the files for the pattern 'foo', and will replace it with the letters 'bar'.


Comment by dotanmazor 305 weeks and 3 days ago

For those with rename (util-linux-ng 2.18) instead of this rename here is a one-liner that does the same thing:

ls * | sed -e 'p;s/foo/bar/' | xargs -n2 mv


Comment by windfold 207 weeks ago

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