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I'm using linux and I have a project with files named myproject-someextention.whatever and someotherstuffmyproject and so on.

I'd like to recursively rename everything that has myproject in the file / folder name and rename it to yourproject.

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marked as duplicate by Dennis, Scott, Randolph West, Nifle, TFM Mar 16 '13 at 12:27

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Please have a look at… – mpy Mar 15 '13 at 19:39
Never done before in the history of mankind. – Ярослав Рахматуллин Mar 16 '13 at 2:06

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Try rename from util-linux (

$ find .

$ find . -type d -exec rename yourproject myproject {} \;
find: `./yourprojectfolder': No such file or directory

$ find . -type f -exec rename yourproject myproject {} \;

$ find .
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