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I have a batch rename task and I find the 'rename' command in Ubuntu and Fedora is different.

In Ubuntu, rename is written in Perl and has regexp support. Is there anyway to install it on Fedora?

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The Perl script (by Larry Wall, himself) is called rename.pl and you can find it with Google fairly easily.

For example, here

You will then need to save it in suitable directory. Probably /usr/local/bin/ and make sure it's executable. In Ubuntu, I would type

sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/rename.pl

But I don't know if you use sudo on Fedora.

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As of Fedora 15, sudo is configured by default. Previous versions required manual configuration. –  Patches Jun 27 '11 at 22:11
Noted, thanks @Patches. –  pavium Jun 27 '11 at 22:18
The link no longer works. –  Barmar Jul 13 '14 at 2:29

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