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Add prefix onto filenames

Terminal - Add prefix onto filenames
rename 's/^/prefix/' *
2009-08-14 03:26:45
User: lingo
Functions: rename
Add prefix onto filenames

Best to try first with -n flag, to preview


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
for a in *; do mv $a prefix${a}; done

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What others think

the same but whit the suffix:

rename 's/$/suffix/' *
Comment by aabilio 296 weeks and 2 days ago

rename 's/$/sufix/' *

Comment by voyeg3r 296 weeks ago

I'd recommend voting against the 'rename' usage. It only works on systems like Ubuntu which utilize a perl script instead of using the gnu rename.

To check which version you have, just 'man rename' and see if it mentions regex's like mentioned above.

Comment by inanutshellus 295 weeks and 4 days ago

I totally agree with inanutshellus.

openSUSE has the GNU rename, so the first alternative is a no go.

Comment by jonjonarnearne 293 weeks and 6 days ago

I didn't know that re: Debian rename. I'll tag this appropriately.

Comment by lingo 291 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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