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 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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What is a good GUI file renamer that takes files from command line URIs?

Looking for a GUI mass file renamer that can be run from a selection of files in Nemo. Nemo has a built-in placeholder for a mass rename tool so you can provide the name of the app to run to rename ...
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How to batch rename JPEG files to image date, adding a count that resets for each day?

I'm using pyrenamer with my photo collection and it works great except for one issue. I want it to rename photos by their date taken metadata, with a three-digit number at the end. Each folder in my ...
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How to automatize media renaming in kodi

I get media files which are not indexed by kodi (running on Ubuntu 15.10) - they need to be renamed first (and then they get indexed and fully processed). I did not find any built-in solution in kodi ...
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adding zero to specific location of file names

I have a directory consists of several files. Files name are as follows; 0102920.05o 0203920.05o 0304920.05o .... I need to add "0" for all files after the first 4 numbers like; 01020920.05o ...
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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 ...
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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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Renaming hundreds of files at once for proper sorting

I have a ton of files, all named stuff like 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg, and so on up to 1439.jpg, however, I have a problem with one of my projects and alphabetizing. It will usually go in the order 1.jpg, ...
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How to add KRename to context menu

How do I add KRename to the context menu so I can select files and use right click to rename them from the contextual pop up? I want to do this to make bulk or batch renaming of files faster so I ...
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How do I use the mmv utility to move an arbitrary number of files?

I have a folder with too many files, I want to move some of the files to a subdirectory -- without a script. How can I move, or copy, not all files, but the only the first n number of files? For ...
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How can I bulk-add a file's creation date to the filename?

I have generated a time-lapse series of images and have named them sequentially {0000..9999}.jpg This isn't great for browsing the whole set as it's harder to tell when a given image was taken from ...
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Add the folder's name to all `.bin` files in that folder

I have spent almost one day and a half searching for this but couldn't find an answer. I am looking to add the folder's name as a prefix to all files ending with .bin in that folder. So, if the ...
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find all '&' characters in files and folders

i have a Ubuntu server with samba file sharing. i want to find all files and folders that have '&' in their name an replace it with 'and'. can any one help me on this situation. thank you all i ...
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Rename files in a directory based off of the text contained within a text file

I am trying to rename about 20 files in a directory based off of what a text file contains. I have been searching around and cant really find anything that really describes the process. All the ...
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How do I remove certain characters before or after a certain number from a list of files in terminal?

Suppose there is a list of files with the following pattern: ABC2011DEFG.txt What command should I use to remove characters before or after the number in between while keeping the file extension? ...
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An Ubuntu/Linux alternative of Bulk Rename Utility for Windows?

I have only spent 5 months with Ubuntu and it has been an awesome experience, I hardly boot into Windows now, but there are some things I miss, like the Bulk Rename Utility I used to have in Windows. ...
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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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Replace part of filename with string in subdirectories and current directory

I want to be able to do this: rename string1 to string3 and add string2 to the beginning. Sth like Fish renamed to Great_Bear if string Fish is found and Great_ = string2. So far I have this: ls ...
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Use metaflac to rename .flac files from flac tags recursively

I am trying to rename a bunch of songs using metaflac (sudo apt-get install flac) from their respective tags recursively, because I'm dealing with an unknown number of subfolders. Output should be: ...
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How to batch rename linked files [duplicate]

I created and linked 50+ files but now they have in the name Link to xyz So what I want is to remove Link to from the all 50+ files names
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how to rename files in multiple folder without renaming directories?

I have a bunch of directories (e.g., drawable-hdmi, drawable-en-hdmi, drawable-en-xhdmi) and so on for different resolutions and localisations. each of them contain just one file with random name. ...
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Bash Script: Batch file rename to remove/change all characters illegal under a windows filesystem

I need an assist here, got a project going where we need to modify file & folder names within a specific directory in order to remove or replace any and all characters which would be considered ...
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Rename list of files: add trailing zeroes to numeric file name [duplicate]

I have a list of many files all names consist of a number (up to 4 digits) and any file extension like .txt or .gif. But the numeric part has only as many digits as needed, e.g. 42.txt, but I want ...
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question about using the command rename

I use the command rename to rename multiple files at the same time as follow but how i can make more than one change in the same command i.e. change 1 to A and change 2 to B * UPDATE 1 * i used ...
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Can you change multiple dissimilar file names?

I am trying to rename a lot of music files. The files contain spaces and capitals and whatnot and I want to replace the spaces with underscores and remove all capital letters. Is there a way to do ...
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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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Sequential renaming of files

I found an answer for zero-padding numerical filenames which works fine for renaming filenames as follows : 1.jpg > 00001.jpg 2.jpg > 00002.jpg . . . 9.jpg > 00009.jpg That uses the ...
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batch rename zip files based on contained file names

I've got a directory with 15000 zip files. I'd like to rename all files which, when unzipped, contain a file of the form YYYYMMDD_IPC.csv where YYYYMMDD happens to be a date but for the purposes of ...
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How to decrease the file name by 1 in ubuntu

I have around 200 .png files in my folder, naming like - 02.png 03.png 04.png ... 201.png As you can see I dont have 01.png so I want to rename the all files decreasing by one, to make it like - ...
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Rename multiple files in terminal [duplicate]

I have 40 mp4 files in a folder. Every file starts with video_. Every file is of format video_*.mp4. I need to rename all the files with video_ removed from the begining of every file. How can I do ...
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How to rename files in a directory by adding a value to current name?

I have multiple files in a directory like 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 15.jpg etc. I want to add a specific value to these names -for eg: 10, so that the files are renamed to 11.jpg, 12.jpg, 25.jpg etc. Is there ...
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Rename all .htaccess files on server

On my localhost I have enabled htaccess evaluation in apache2.conf and now I keep getting 500 (Internal Server Error). I think I have some faulty .htaccess files that not being evaluated caused no ...
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renaming files script error

I wrote code to change the name of bulk of file it should replace spaces with underscores and lowercase all the file name .. this is the code for file in *; do mv "$file" `echo $file | sed -e 's/ ...
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Rename hundreds of directories [duplicate]

I have more than hundred directories named SP_[number]_date. I'd like to rename all to just SP_[number]. I can only figure out how to do that by mv SP_1_date SP_1 but that will take ages. Can I ...
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Recursive directory renaming

I need to recursively append the same suffix to all sub-directory names in a directory. What is a simple and safe way to do this?
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Renaming files to add a suffix

I need a command to rename all files in the current working directory, in a way that the new filename will be the same as the old, but including a suffix corresponding to the number of lines of the ...
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Rename command can't handle [ and ( characters?

I have a lot of files with [] characters in them and I wanted to remove them with the following command: rename 's/[xy]/xy/' *
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how to change file extensions in a directory [closed]

I have many files in a directory having extension. .text(2) .text(1) I want to remove the numbers from extension and output should be like .text .text Can anyone please help me with the shell ...
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Append something to files that don't end with “]” recursively

I am trying to append [Full] to all files that don't end with ] in all subdirectories recursively. Example: Untold Story.wav should be renamed to Untold Story [Full].wav Untold Story ...
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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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Renaming a full anime series

I've this Naruto anime downloaded on my pc. They are named like "NARUTO 50 — The Fifth Gate- A Splendid Ninja is Born_low.mp4". I want to simply batch rename them to something like this "Naruto_50". ...
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Renaming files with a prefix and suffix in folders of varying depths

I have many images of varying extensions (jpeg,jpg,png) contained in many different directories, many of which my be contained in other folders for organizing. Such as: Folder 1/ Folder A/ ...
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Batch rename using a .csv

I have 700 folders that I want to rename. All these folders together are located in one single folder. I know the locations of all the folders on disk. I also have the folder names in a data sheet. ...
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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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Batch rename, add extra “.” character at position 3 in filename, recursively

I've been struggling to make this work but I am not very good with regex. This is what I tried to do and it didn't work (after 50 minutes, still going on with no visible change): while IFS= read -r ...
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Multiple File Extension Rename with single command [duplicate]

I received some important files via mail. There are about 150 files like these. The extensions of the files are named as zip1,zip2,zip3, zip_ etc. I just want to change the extension of these files ...
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Recursively rename all files and folders to Title Case from terminal

I am a newbie and I have searched everywhere for this, I have also tried combining a lowercase renaming command with some regex to get Title Case instead of lowercase but I wasn't very successful. ...
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How to rename a movie file by using its internal name attribute?

I had to recover a bunch of movie files from my external HDD due to filesystem corruption and used photorec to do so. Now all my files have random names like f00000.avi. We are talking about 1000+ ...
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multiple file rename based on modification date

I have looked on the web on multiple sites but I can't seem to find a solution and the man page is not clear (I'm a beginner with the CLI). This is my problem: I have about 200 files in a directory, ...
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Batch Rename Files in Folder

How can I strip out some text from filenames in a folder? I'm currently attempting: rename s/"NEWER_(.*?)"//g * But nothing it getting renamed I have a parent folder, with a bunch of sub-folders, ...