this is a perl tool that can be used to rename several files using Perl expressions. If you will ask about renaming several files, either use the filemanager you are using, ie. Nautilus, Nemo or the command-line tags.

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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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Rename new files as the old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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Bulk Renaming Program sort manually

Very often I want to batch rename files by simply giving a string that’s combined with a number like: newname-01, newname-02, ... But I usually want to sort the files before doing that. I’ve tested ...
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How to change bluetooth peripheral device name? [duplicate]

does anyone know how to change the name of peripheral bluetooth devices in ubuntu 13.10? i have a logitech audio receiver that always shows up as "(94)Logitech Adapter" but i would like it to say ...
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Capture groups are ignored when renaming files

I have a number of files in this format: ##.## - File name.mp4 I want to rename them to: s##e##.mp4 This is what I came up with: rename -n "s/^(\d{2})\.(\d{2}).*/s$1e$2.mp4/" It works when I ...
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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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Rename the extension of many files

I would like to rename the extension .tar?h=ocdist105&=%2Fdata1%2F4070d0f0f1d62757%2Frequested_files for just .tar I tried the command rename ...
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rename app stops running from toolbar

After installing some apps, I wanted them to open via the terminal. Unfortunately Ubuntu uses names for these new apps that are hard to remember. I renamed my file by: mv ¨old file directory/old ...
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File could not be renamed, folder name conflicts with filename in Ubuntu 13.10

As the title says, my fresh, updated Ubuntu 13.10 install, presents a conflict with files and folders of the same name, in the same location, as shown below
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Script to rename files

I appreciate any help in advance. I have written a script to rename all .BMP files, and it seems to work, but I get the following error/message for each file: IM2019.BMP mv: cannot stat ...
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How to rename /dev/sdax(partitions) in Linux

I made a partition like /part on my machine with some important data... But I can't stand the name of it... I want a clear solution to resolve it and change the name of it to for example /test... ...
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Rename command special characters in filename

I would like to remove [] in multiple file names. I get an error when doing it with the rename command. Is there another way to do this?
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Change multiple file names in sub directories in single line

I have a directory named backup. Backup contains several subdirectories named monday, tuesday, wednesday... each subfolder contains file named filename.txt I want to change all names filename.txt to ...
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Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
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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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Code works in terminal but not in script for renaming (manipulate filenames with spaces)

I want to learn more so I have tried to script more than just using the terminal. I know rename and I can rename image files with rename 's/ /_/g' *.jpg but when I write it in a shell script to point ...
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Hide multiple files at once with shell script

I'm trying to hide some files with some command, I tried the rm command, but it did not work and also tried to rename but did not understand how it works. The files that I want to hide have spaces in ...
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How do I change extensions of all files in a folder to one common extension when all the files have different extensions?

I have a grader for COCI (a competitive programming contest) that reads input files (txt[number].in), compiles and runs a code (txt.cpp) and matches the result with an output file (txt[number].out). ...
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How to prevent users from renaming files while providing write permissions on Linux

For some special purpose, I want to prevent non-root users of the Linux Server from changing or renaming the filenames. However, they can modify and write to the contents of the file. How to do this ...
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Libreoffice crashes when saving document (tried deleting profile dir)

I have an .ots template file at the directory: /home/peter/Documents/Business_from_2005/Security_Web/ which was changed earlier today, from: /home/peter/Documents/Business from 2005/Security Web/ ...
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How to Rename multiple files

I have hundreds of images which I want to rename: Current name A0619101. Rename to A1906101 Current name A0825223. Rename to A2508223 Actually the first and second digits must become third and ...
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Rename files numerically (date/time order)

I have 200 files in a folder which I downloaded. I downloaded them in a certain order -- often only a few seconds apart. I would like to append a number to the beginning of each of the files. So the ...
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Remove part of file name using for loop in terminal

In terminal using for loop we can add a part before or after the file name. But if we want to remove it how do we do this? For example we can add .old after all .txt files name using the command ...
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rename file from title - author to author - title

my files are of the form War of the World - H. G. Wells.pdf I would like Wells H G - War of the Worlds.pdf There are several other file extensions epub, mobi etc. Is there a package that will do this ...
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Is it 100% safe to rename a file while it's being written?

In Ubuntu, unlike in Windows, I can rename a file while it's being written onto the hard disk (for example because it's the output of a program or the copy of another file), and I can also rename a ...
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Renaming a directory?

I have a directory I want to rename without spaces. This is the path to the file with spaces /home/ebank36/minecraft/The Fall of Gondolin. I want to rename that directory to TFoG so I would like it ...
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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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Changing extension of multiple files in Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, how can I change the extension of every file in a directory in Ubuntu? I've seen some examples use rename etc etc but I get an error (Unable to locate package rename) and it's not ...
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copy files from one folder and paste them to another location under same folder name

Please, I need help with backup... I am trying to do something and I have NO IDEA how to start. I want to make a script in Ubuntu that would search through all folders of my W7 partition, and wherever ...
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How to rename all files in folder with name ending with “_backup”

I have a bunch of images that were somehow renamed from myimage.jpg to myimage.jpg_backup, so the images on my website don't load anymore. How would I recursively find all images ending with _backup ...
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Need to extract thousands of folders and mass rename files inside folder corresponding to folder title

I did a site rip with wget and all the files I want are arranged with a webid which I do not want for example site.com/ID/title It appears as so in the directory site>ID>Foldername>File It's just a ...
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Keyboard Cursor Invisible during Rename in Ubuntu 12.04

When I rename a directory, the background color is white, text color is black, but the blinking Keyboard cursor color is also white or it is invisible !! So I am not able to position the cursor for ...
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New to ubuntu, want to rename files, but how?

We have a new computer and I love the Ubuntu design, but the code-stuff is a bit hard for me... So here is my question: I just downloaded something from youtube and converted it to an mp3. I have ...
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How to rename multiple files? [duplicate]

I'm trying to move some files to another folder that already contains older files with the same name. Nautilus asks me every time to rename the duplicate files and they're too much to rename them ...
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How to tab to next file when renaming?

If I am renaming a bunch of files in Nautilus quickly, when I hit Enter the file jumps to its proper place alphabetically. But that means I have to go back and find the next file I wanted to rename. ...
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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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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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Rename files in group

I've folder and file structure like Folder/1/fileNameOne.ext Folder/2/fileNameTwo.ext Folder/3/fileNameThree.ext ... How can I rename the files such that the output becomes ...
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renaming files with conversion from hex

I want to rename the below files, such that the first 4 chars and last 7 chars are removed, the remaining chars to be converted to decimal, while rename. Example if the filename is 0030002345678.txt, ...
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Removing a file extension upon copying

I have a question which is super simple, but I just can't wrap my head around it. Regarding the following command line: for foo in *.dist; do cp $foo `basename $foo .dist`; done I know it takes all ...
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How to rename an application so as to affect alphabetical order of right-click “open with” applications list?

I've recently switched my default pdf viewer from acroread to qpdfview; for (serious, duplex-multipage) printing, though, I still prefer Evince (to both acroread and qpdfview). To quickly open a pdf ...
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Filesystem Label Rename

I'm getting a strange error quark 11 on renaming my filesystems on Ubuntu 12.10 64. I'm sure 100% I've already done it in the past without issues using the disk utility. Maybe some recent upgrade or I ...
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enabling volume renaming in Quantal

I partitioned my vaio with ubuntu 12.10 (Simple Gnome environment) so that I have 2 separate volumes for folders and file keeping (call it a long paranoid windows using effect :)). These two volumes ...
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Replace All Colons From Filenames With Terminal

I have a GB's worth of music on my HDD that was formatted with EXT4. I want to move these files to a FAT formatted HDD partition. However, I can't move most of my files because they have ":" in the ...
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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 more than one files in ubuntu?

I have so many images more than 100 in a folder such as: apple.jpg grapes.jpg orange.jpg .... I want to rename all of them at once with ascending order numbers such as: 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg .... ...
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How can I remove a string of text from a files name?

Following this question I exported various SVGs to PNGs, but there is a little problem, all files include in their name the extensions .svg and .png as in file.svg.png. Now what I'd like to know is ...
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Rename - what does s// vs y// mean?

The man page (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/dapper/man1/prename.1.html) gives two examples: rename ’s/\.bak$//’ *.bak rename ’y/A-Z/a-z/’ * So it's either s or y and then ...
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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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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 ...