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       mrename - program to rename files


       mrename 'pattern' prefix [option]


       This  manual page documents briefly the mrename command.  This manual page was written for
       the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program  does  not  have  a  manual

       mrename  is  a  tool  for easy and automatic renaming of many files.  The 'pattern' is the
       pattern to search files to rename (quoted to avoid that bash resolve it),  and  prefix  is
       the  prefix  that  will be added to the name of each file. The two alternative options for
       copying or moving files in the new name are explained below.  All parameters  are  needed,
       and  you  have  to  stay  and  launch  the script in the same directory of the files to be
       renamed. The program should be able to write in this directory.


       There are only the following three options.

       -c     The option -c will copy each file with the new filename.

       -m     The option -m will move each file in the new filename.

       -h     Display help.


       If you have a directory with two jpeg images prof.jpg and forp.jpg and  you  want  to  add
       them  a  prefix  like  item0, item1 etc..  (that is item0prof.jpg, item1forp.jpg etc..) do

          cd /path/to/the/images
          mrename '*.jpg' item -c

       to copy each matching file into another with the new name

          mrename '*.jpg' item -m

       to rename each file without keeping a copy with the previous name



       Giancarlo -rofus- Erra

       This manual page was written by Dr. Guenter Bechly <>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux  system  (but  may be used by others). It is distributed under the GPL just like
       mrename itself.

                                        October  22, 2000                              MRENAME(1)