from small one page howto to huge articles all in one place
 

search text in:





Poll
Which filesystem do you use?






poll results

Last additions:
using iotop to find disk usage hogs

using iotop to find disk usage hogs

words:

887

views:

101411

userrating:

average rating: 1.7 (84 votes) (1=very good 6=terrible)


May 25th. 2007:
Words

486

Views

216428

why adblockers are bad


Workaround and fixes for the current Core Dump Handling vulnerability affected kernels

Workaround and fixes for the current Core Dump Handling vulnerability affected kernels

words:

161

views:

97267

userrating:

average rating: 1.3 (28 votes) (1=very good 6=terrible)


April, 26th. 2006:

Druckversion
You are here: manpages





RENAME

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2011
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

rename - rename files  

SYNOPSIS

rename [options] expression replacement file...  

DESCRIPTION

rename will rename the specified files by replacing the first occurrence of expression in their name by replacement.  

OPTIONS

-s, --symlink
Do not rename a symlink but its target.
-v, --verbose
Show which files where renamed, if any.
-V, --version
Display version information and exit.
-h, --help
Display help text and exit.
 

EXAMPLES

Given the files foo1, ..., foo9, foo10, ..., foo278, the commands

rename foo foo0 foo?
rename foo foo0 foo??

will turn them into foo001, ..., foo009, foo010, ..., foo278. And

rename .htm .html *.htm

will fix the extension of your html files.  

WARNING

The renaming has no safeguards. If the user has permission to rewrite file names, the command will perform the action without any questions. For example, the result can be quite drastic when the command is run as root in the /lib directory. Always make a backup before running the command, unless you truly know what you are doing.  

EXIT STATUS

0
all requested rename operations were successful
1
all rename operations failed
2
some rename operations failed
4
nothing was renamed
64
unanticipated error occurred
 

SEE ALSO

mv(1)  

AVAILABILITY

The rename command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
WARNING
EXIT STATUS
SEE ALSO
AVAILABILITY


Please read "Why adblockers are bad".



Other free services
toURL.org
Shorten long
URLs to short
links like
http://tourl.org/2
tourl.org
.
Reverse DNS lookup
Find out which hostname(s)
resolve to a
given IP or other hostnames for the server
www.reversednslookup.org
rdf newsfeed | rss newsfeed | Atom newsfeed
- Powered by LeopardCMS - Running on Gentoo -
Copyright 2004-2017 Sascha Nitsch Unternehmensberatung UG(haftungsbeschränkt)
Valid XHTML1.1 : Valid CSS : buttonmaker
- Level Triple-A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 -
- Copyright and legal notices -
Time to create this page: 3.3 ms