rename

Rename multiple files. NOTE: this page refers to the command from the `util-linux` package. For the Perl version, see `file-rename` or `perl-rename`. Warning: This command has no safeguards and will overwrite files without prompting. More information: <https://manned.org/rename>.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/rename.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install util-linux
Ubuntu
apt-get install util-linux
Alpine
apk add util-linux
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S util-linux
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install util-linux
CentOS
yum install util-linux
Fedora
dnf install util-linux
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install util-linux
OS X
brew install rename
Raspbian
apt-get install util-linux
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/rename rename powered by Commando

Rename multiple files. NOTE: this page refers to the command from the `util-linux` package. For the Perl version, see `file-rename` or `perl-rename`. Warning: This command has no safeguards and will overwrite files without prompting. More information: <https://manned.org/rename>.

  • Rename files using simple substitutions (substitute 'foo' with 'bar' wherever found):
    rename foo bar *
  • Dry-run - display which renames would occur without performing them:
    rename -vn foo bar *
  • Do not overwrite existing files:
    rename -o foo bar *
  • Change file extensions:
    rename .ext .bak *.ext
  • Prepend "foo" to all filenames in the current directory:
    rename '' 'foo' *
  • Rename a group of increasingly numbered files zero-padding the numbers up to 3 digits:
    rename foo foo00 foo? && rename foo foo0 foo??

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