Add prefix onto filenames

rename 's/^/prefix/' *
Best to try first with -n flag, to preview

By: lingo
2009-08-14 03:26:45

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What Others Think

the same but whit the suffix: rename 's/$/suffix/' *
aabilio · 635 weeks and 1 day ago
rename 's/$/sufix/' *
voyeg3r · 634 weeks and 6 days 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.
inanutshellus · 634 weeks and 4 days ago
I totally agree with inanutshellus. openSUSE has the GNU rename, so the first alternative is a no go.
jonjonarnearne · 632 weeks and 5 days ago
I didn't know that re: Debian rename. I'll tag this appropriately.
lingo · 630 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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