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I want to rename batch of files named Example1.java, Example2.java to Q1.java, Q2.java at once. Is this possible?

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The rename command in terminal is a useful script that will take care of this for you using the simple VIM-style search and replace command. Assuming you have nothing else of the form Example*.java in your directory:

$ rename 's/Example/Q/' Example*.java

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I remember there was a software called Bulk Rename in good old days of Ubuntu 7.10. I've searched for the package and i couldn't find it. But i've found another package Here. Just give it a try.

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http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Renamer?content=87601

Good nautilus script. Let you preview before renaming.

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