I'm answering a question with a suggestion to use
rename, and I realize I don't know what package it comes from (as part of the answer, I imagine saying something like "if you don't have
rename, it's installed as part of [package]").
man rename tells me to
SEE ALSO: mv(1), perl(1) - so my first thought is that it was installed with perl.
A related answer, how to tell what was installed as part of a package, helps me figure out that the perl package includes
prename but not
rename - and it turns out that my
/usr/bin/rename points to
/etc/alternatives/rename which points to
So this is still kind of confusing. Did
/etc/alternatives/rename point somewhere else before I installed perl? Is there a general way to tell which package something comes from?