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Renaming many files in Mac OS X, batch processing

how I can rename a many files with command line in osx?
in linux exits a "rename" command, exist a similar in osx?

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marked as duplicate by Chris Johnsen, quack quixote Jun 20 '10 at 4:27

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Very nearly duplicate: superuser.com/questions/152627/… –  Chris Johnsen Jun 19 '10 at 20:59
brew install rename –  juanpablo Sep 23 '11 at 20:31

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You can try to install MacPorts and install the renameutils package:

renameutils @0.10.0 (sysutils)

renameutils is a set of programs designed to make renaming files faster and less cumbersome

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I prefer brew ; brew install rename –  juanpablo Oct 12 '11 at 0:19

If you want to do it without the command line, there is Automator. You can me a workflow with the rename Finder items action, and this allows you to (among other things) to substitute parts of a name with something else. You could apply this to to selected items or make it a folder action etc..

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