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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 were renamed, if any.

       -n, --no-act
              Do not make any changes.

       -o, --no-overwrite
              Do not overwrite existing files.

       -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 foo00 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.  Provide an empty string for shortening:

              rename '_with_long_name' '' file_with_long_name.*

       will remove the substring in the filenames.

WARNING

       The renaming has no safeguards except the --no-act option.  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
       https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.