Batch renaming is a form of batch processing used to rename multiple computer files and folders in an automated fashion

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How do I batch rename these files?

I have a few hundred files named hortstu01-01-14 then hortstu01-02-14... Do you get the idea? Well half of the files are named hortstu_01-03-14 then hortstu_01-04-14. This messes up sorting the ...
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Bulk/Batch-rename files with different endings (NOT change the endings)

My Problem, that I've got a folder with many different files like: xxxxxxxxx.avi yyyyyyy.jpg zzz.txt And I want to rename them into 001.avi 002.jpg 003.txt It's not working with ...
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How to batch rename files (images) based on CSV file

What I have and want to achieve: There are thousands of images in one folder. I have a CSV file with following columns: A: original name B: renamed name A typical row looks like this: ...
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Recursively copy (and rename) files to their own same directory with another name

This Q and A will cover a very specific yet common case: given many files with the same or similar name each in its own directory, create a copy of each of them in their original directory but with ...
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I cannot rename files in bulk using ubuntu's rename feature

I cannot rename files in bulk using ubuntu's rename feature. The files are on a NTFS partition. I want to rename files that look like this: whatever pic george.jpg tacoma narrows bridge.jpg green ...
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How to batch rename

I want to batch rename files I have a folder and in that folder there are files that I want to change name to 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.. Thank you for your time
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How to recursive regexp rename double dashes

I am using Wordpress Eazyest gallery to create 2000 galleries. Some files have double or triple dashes in filenames. For instance: abc---def.jpg These files are uploaded via FTP. On Wordpress admin ...
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Problem opening xboard

I recently installed xboard but when I type xboard in the terminal it is not opening instead gives me the following error: dineshkumar@dineshkumar-desktop:~$ xboard load checkmark.bm xboard: Can't ...
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Remove last three characters from all files in a directory

I have a directory with about 10 files and I want to remove the last three characters from the names of all of these files. Anyone know a terminal command that can do this? And separately, how would ...
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How To Rename Multiple Photos and Videos Based on EXIF Data?

I often import photos and videos (mostly having JPG and MOV extensions) from digital cameras and tablets to my PC, and I would ideally like to see them sorted according to the dates and times they ...
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Removing a string of files with rename

I have been trying to batch rename a bunch of files so that they are consistent and fit within the name structure that I have come up with. For instance,I am renaming comics, and so I have a directory ...
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Easier way to rename batch files Like Windows

Ok Im finding all the rename options on this site and around the entire internet a hassle I for one would like to rename batch files like in windows where I put in the name and it renames all files ...
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Need help mass renaming files using command line that contain a certain string

I have about 200 files that are named like this: 01_-_Back_Alley_Uproar.avi 01_-_Bad_Luck_Cat.avi 01_-_Beep_Beep.avi 02_-_Broomstick_Bunny.avi 02_-_Bunker_Hill.avi and so on. I would like to ...
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Multiple item name copying

So I've got a folder with 2n files. n them are .foo files, n of them .bar files. I want to copy the filenames of the .foo files (which are all different) to the .bar files ordered alphabetically. The ...
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Using text list to batch-rename files

Suppose I have a folder with some 20 files (say, photos I took on a trip), and I want to rename them in one go, only there isn't any specific Perl expression I want to use (for example, if I'd like to ...
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Software to file handling operations

Is there some tool to Ubuntu like Filerfrog, capable to perform tasks like: Delete Empty Files\Folders Copy Path to Clipboard Invert selection Split and Join folders List of Files inside a folder ...
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Having issues renaming file extensions of multiple files at once through terminal. “Rename” comm, does not seem to work

I have a lot of video files that are in mixed formats (.avi, .mkv, .wmv) that I need to change to ".mp4". All of the video files are within one main directory, but also flow into sub directories under ...
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How can I automatically change spaces to underscores in the file save dialog box?

I am often saving documents from my Windows-using coworkers, and the filenames usually contain spaces. For example, I'm always renaming Important CEO Spreadsheet v2.xls to... ...
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Complicated batch rename file problem

I did find the program pyRenamer, but I don't seem to understand it. I have hundreds of files with name like main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6027&g2_serialNumber=3 here ...
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How to rename multiple files sequentially from command line?

How to rename file as below AS1100801000002.RAW7AGS AS1100801001008.RAW7AH4 AS1100801002001.RAW7AH9 AS1100801003002.RAW7AHE AS1100801004009.RAW7AHT AS1100801005002.RAW7AHY AS1100801010002.RAW7AJ3 ...
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How do I batch rename a specific file inside multiple zip archives via the command line?

I have about 200+ shareware files in zip format that each contain a file called "FILE_ID.DIZ". I need to know how to rename each instance to lowercase "file_id.diz" without doing it manually - I've ...
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How to batch rename files (.jpg) randomly?

Ok, so I have a digital photo frame that I have, and view my photos from a USB. Everything works fine, however, there is no way to display the pictures randomly. So, I have to watch my pictures in ...
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Batch rename files to lowercase

Is there a way to rename all files in a directory to lowercase|uppercase? I am looking for a oneliner command. I loved TotalCommander's alt+f7, now I need that functionality in the Terminal
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Pattern based, batch file rename in terminal

I need to rename the following: file_001_loremipsum.png file_002_dolor.png file_003_sit.png file_004_amet.png file_105_randomness.png into upl_loremipsum.png upl_dolor.png upl_sit.png upl_amet.png ...
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changing file names in a directory [duplicate]

Can I change the name of all the files in a directory automatically? For example, I want to remove all the spaces in some tex files. I don't want to spend days going file by file and editing the ...
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pdf2djvu conversion of all files in a folder

Need to convert hundreads of pdf files across several folders. pdf2djvu gui is junk on windows and always crashes after a couple of conversions. Taking this code of which I am working from for file ...
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batch rename with id shifting?

I need to batch rename bunch of files with id in name, adding a constant number to id <id>-xxx.txt => <id+shift>-yyy.txt Any ideas how to make it? Some awk maybe?
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How to change extension of multiple files from command line?

I have many files with .abc extension and want to change them to .edefg How to do this from command line ? EDIT: I have a root folder with many sub-folders, so the solution should work -r ...
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How to rename files with count?

I have a directory like this: randomized_quad015.png randomized_quad030.png randomized_quad045.png randomized_quad060.png randomized_quad075.png randomized_quad090.png randomized_quad1005.png ...
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A program/command to help translate multiple file names

I have hundreds of files with different names that I want to translate into a different language. Is there an application/CLI action that would allow me to copy all this names as in a list/table and ...
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How to rename a batch of files with an incrementing number in the file name?

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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Trying to do a batch rename, can't figure out the proper RegEx

I'm trying to rename my movie collection. All of the files are currently named using dots instead of spaces, i.e. Men.in.Black.avi. I want to replace all of the dots with spaces which isn't terribly ...
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Need a graphical renaming tool which can rename files recursively [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What mass file renaming tools are available? ATM I am forced to use freeware in Windows to rename SOME Linux data files. Linux also creates files like "Filename.ext" as ...
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How to batch rename files but not directories?

I have lots of files that need an extension appended to them but they are in a directory with lots of subdirectories. Currently the files have no extension at all. How would I rename just the files ...
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How can I use GPRename's regex feature to reinsert the matched-group into the 'replace'?

I've been using GPRename to batch-rename files; this is rather more efficient than individually correcting each file, but still seems to be less efficient than it might be, primarily because either I ...
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How would I batch rename a lot of files using command-line?

I have a problem which I am unable to solve: I need to rename a great dump of files using patterns. I tried using this, but I always get an error. I have a folder, inside with a lot of files. Running ...
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rename files with a shift in numbers

I want to rename a bunch of files which are called IMG0189.jpeg IMG0190.jpeg etc to something like IMG01.jpeg IMG02.jpeg etc respectively. Are there any way doing this using rename command? Or ...
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Batch rename directories?

I have several directories with the format of the year, month, and day followed by a description of the event. For example: "2012 05 26 - EventA", "2012 05 26 - EventB". What I would like to do is ...