「rename」

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NAME

rename – renames multiple files

SYNOPSIS

rename [ -h|-m|-V ] [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -f ] [ -e|-E perlexpr]*|perlexpr [ files ]

DESCRIPTION

“rename” renames the filenames supplied according to the rule specified as the first argument. The perlexpr

argument is a Perl expression which is expected to modify the $_ string in Perl for at least some of the

filenames specified. If a given filename is not modified by the expression, it will not be renamed. If no

filenames are given on the command line, filenames will be read via standard input.

	   For example, to rename all files matching "*.bak" to strip the extension, you might say
			   rename 's/\e.bak$//' *.bak
	   To translate uppercase names to lower, you'd use
			   rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *

OPTIONS

-v, -verbose
Verbose: print names of files successfully renamed.

	   -n, -nono
			   No action: print names of files to be renamed, but don't rename.
	   -f, -force
			   Over write: allow existing files to be over-written.
	   -h, -help
			   Help: print SYNOPSIS and OPTIONS.
	   -m, -man
			   Manual: print manual page.
	   -V, -version
			   Version: show version number.
	   -e      Expression: code to act on files name.
			   May be repeated to build up code (like "perl -e").  If no -e, the first argument is used as code.
	   -E      Statement: code to act on files name, as -e but terminated by ';'.

ENVIRONMENT

No environment variables are used.

AUTHOR

Larry Wall

SEE ALSO

mv(1), perl(1)

DIAGNOSTICS

If you give an invalid Perl expression you’ll get a syntax error.

BUGS

The original “rename” did not check for the existence of target filenames, so had to be used with care. I

hope I’ve fixed that (Robin Barker).

perl v5.20.2 2015-06-04 RENAME(1p)