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

rename .txt .md *.txt

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By: mrwill
2010-12-19 20:04:37

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rename .txt .md *.txt syntax error at (eval 1) line 1, near "."
Juev · 391 weeks and 4 days ago
This version of rename mrwill is referring to comes from the package util-linux-ng, a collection of utilities for linux development. On the other hand, the rename you're trying to execute comes from Larry Wall and is basically a Perl wrapper. Some Linux distributions install both of them, usually the first one as 'linux.ul' and the second as 'rename'. Obviously, this is the situation for Juev when trying to execute rename(1).
xakon · 391 weeks and 4 days ago
I didn't know that! thanks xakon! my command is alright then! :D
mrwill · 391 weeks and 3 days ago

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