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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

       -v, --verbose
              Give visual feedback 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.

SEE ALSO

       mmv(1), 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/.