In computing, rename is to reassign the identifying value (or name) of an object, whether it be files, folders or other types of data.

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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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Rename files do the tree folder name in terminal, shell mac or shell linux

I'm working with a tree of folders and files with the structure \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00000 \ temp.xxx \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00001 \ temp.xxx ... \ History \ 10 \ 5 \ 10552 \ temp.xxx \ History \ 10 ...
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Windows 7 dos batch file to open file read second or third line and rename file to found text [on hold]

I have about two thousand text files I need to rename, but I need to open the file find the line starting with the letter "O", extract the "O" and the next five characters, close the file, then rename ...
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Linux recursive rename files only

I am trying to recursively rename all files within a directory and subdirectories to lower-case but leaving the directory names unchanged. All examples I have found rename both files and directories ...
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Renaming local windows 7 user - side effects

What side effects may the renaming of a local windows 7 user have? In a peer environment (W7 clients, W7 peer server) the logon name of an user should be changed. I know this side effects: The ...
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Rename files using cmd and allow duplicates file name

I have my batch file which consists of the following command. REN "H:\April2012\A04\mr_sudheendra_holla_vaderhobli.pdf.1335780379203.ver1" "mr_sudheendra_holla_vaderhobli.pdf" But if duplicate ...
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Renaming a bunch of files by truncating at a certain point

I need to rename a bunch of music files from Artist - Title [FREE DL].mp3 and Artist - Title [FREE DL] [PREMIERE].mp3 to just Artist - Title.mp3 I have this, but it isn't working and I can't quite ...
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Renaming Linux files that accidentally have multiple .mp3 extensions

I screwed up and accidentally have a bunch of files with the extension .mp3.mp3.mp3.mp3 How can I change these, recursively—and over multiple directories—to set them to just .mp3?
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Mass Rename Files including sub directories

I have many file having "example.com" in them and I want to replace it with "example.co" as i change my site tld, i have rename program installed in my server and have root access too. Can anybody ...
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Annoying flicker when creating or renaming a folder in Windows Explorer's folder tree

I have a really annoying problem with Windows Explorer. When I create a new folder or rename an existing one in the folder tree (navigation pane) there is heavy flickering and I'm unable to type the ...
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firefox save image with sequential number

Firefox: Is there a way to automatically add a sequential number when saving files (especially images) only if the file with the same name already exists in target folder? I'm not necessarily looking ...
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`mv` creates a hard link instead of move or rename file or directory

I'm experiencing very weird issue with moving and renaming directories and files using mv I have never experienced before. The weirdest thing is that it's happening on Ubuntu as well as on Cygwin on ...
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How can I Remove a certain character from multiple filenames in windows 8?

I have more than thousand of files(type:image). In which some of the filenames contains '+'. I want to remove '+' from the filename. How can I do it? Filenames for example: ...
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Batch file to rename spaces with a dot, except the - part and have it lowercase

I am trying to rename a file from The Big Bang Theory - The Prom Equivalency.mp4 to the.big.bang.theory-the.prom.equivalency.mp4 with a batch script. Here's what I've got so far: @ECHO OFF setlocal ...
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How can I rename/move a file by simply “editing” its path in a shell?

Consider the problem that you want to rename a file called some/path/File With A Long Name.txt into some/path/File with a very long name.txt. To me, this was always one of the few situations, where ...
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Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way

I have an old CD with Amiga files on that I want to copy to my modern Windows 7 PC. Most files are read fine, but when Windows finds a file with a problematic filename, it only allows you to skip ...
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Desktop Icons Accidentally Renamed

Here's a strange issue, I hope it's on-topic. My son (13 y/o) was using our laptop, running Windows 7, and suddenly all desktop icons where renamed to something (1), something (2) etc. (except My ...
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Mac Terminal Renaming Bulk files Randomly

I have googled and looked on here but nothing is as basic as I want it. Whats the best way to rename a folder of both .jpg and .JPG files to a random number - I have 250 images and I randomly want ...
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Windows 7: Copy and Rename a file in a single step? Shortcut?

I am tired of these steps when copying and renaming a file (Windows Explorer): CTRL+C CTRL+V Navigation keys F2 Is there no feature or shortcut in Windows 7 that a file gets copied and is in ...
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Batch ren Command - Only Rename Files with This Pattern

There's a program I use that renames some files to a random string on each use. It's annoying, and I can't get it fixed, so I wrote a script to change them back when I'm done using the program. The ...
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Accidentally renamed File in “/usr/sbin”

History wont work, since it happend in a GUI. The content of the File is: #!/bin/sh -e if test $# -eq 0 then echo usage: $0 shellname [shellname ...] exit 1 fi file=/etc/shells # I want ...
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Replacing certain word in text file using Batch file

I am trying to use a batch file to determine the currently installed drive letter and to replace a keyword in the ini file with the drive letter. Basically the ini file contains: [app] ...
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rename(1) a set of files beyond the current directory

The rename command in Ubuntu 12.04 (manpage says it's part of perl v5.14.2 2012-03-23) works well in a single directory, but I want to use it on subdirectories too (or, more generally, on a list of ...
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Simultaneously moving and renaming files in Red Hat

I'm running Red Hat Release 6.5 (Santiago). The problem I'm facing is that I have a bunch of files in the following directory structure: temp2 ├── ABC │   └── temp2 │      └── temp2.txt └── DEF    ...
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Rename multiple files in folder

I have some files in my folder like: asd55.png qwe55.png zxc55.png I want to remove the 55 and get the result: asd.png qwe.png zxc.png I tried with: ren *55.png *.png but doesnt work. NOTE: ...
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Batch rename directories in OSX

I currently have a large set of directories containing photos. The directories are currently named in the format of yymmdd_text. I would like to rename them all to yyyy-mm-dd Text (notice capitalized ...
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Having trouble renaming a too long file in Windows 8.1

there's probably a quick solution to this problem. I was downloading some PDF files for my next semester and wanted to name the files their full titles for later reference. That ended up with one of ...
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How to batch rename files on Ubuntu?

I found rename on Ubuntu 10 doesn't support regex unfortunately. I need to rename files containing _thumb to _t leaving the rest as is. Example: rename SLN0097H_thumb@2x~ipad.JPG to ...
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Can I rename my “Recyle Bin” folder in WinXP?

I want to rename my "Recycle Bin" folder on my Windows XP system so that it's like the "Trash Can" of my Ubuntu's. I cannot find a simple "Rename" command on right-clicking. I might have to head ...
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Windows 7 rename files by manually dragging into place

I need to manually rename a bunch of photo files so that they make more sense in sequence (I am an artist and I need to put the reference photos in the correct order so that the model appears to be ...
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name change will not allow lap top to reboot

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. I renamed the full computer name and username (both are the same), required to restart, when I restarted I get an error "incorrect Disk, remove and try again". same error ...
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Batch rename all files in folder to uppercase

Is there a way to rename all files in a specific folder to uppercase? I found this code but it renames files to lowercase, can it be modified to change to uppercase instead? for /f "Tokens=*" %f in ...
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Renaming files from a list of filenames

I'm still very new to shell scripting so I'm sure this command is all kinds of wrong. I am trying to rename a folder of files to the names in a txt file. The precondition is that the filenames.txt and ...
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How to rename a lot of files in bash shell?

Sorry for the question. I searched the internet a lot, but couldn't find an answer which worked (though there were a lot of suggestions). So, I want to rename A LOT of files. Writing all file names ...
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Bash regex to rename set of files

I have to rename a set of files, using the rename command (with a regular expression).  After some tries, I'm not able to find an expression that gets the expected result. I've got a file pattern ...
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Mass rename of pdf files using command prompt [closed]

I have a client who is using there own CRM and file naming structure and I need to change the file names to match the data in their system. All of the pdfs will be in the same folder. What I would ...
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While renaming a folder the entire name is automatically selected again

As far as I can tell, this question has been asked on two other occasions, however they haven't been answered conclusively and I'm hoping someone has a more definitive answer / solution. For ...
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batch script to swap words / rename files

could someone help me please? I have win xp and bunch of e-books named like this: Title - Name Surname.mobi and I need a BAT file to get: Surname Name - Title.mobi I am almost able to swap what´s ...
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Change a part of a filename with random numbers

In my work i need to rename a filename everytime i want to do a server test, for example SAMO8608157H6AA1D15261.dec, i do need to edit the "1526" part in to the next digit or random number respecting ...
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Batch Renaming files (and possibly switching parts of the name)

I am organizing 60,000+ images, and need to edit down their names. I would love to just do a batch rename, as this would likely take 60+ hours otherwise. The names are similar to what follows: ...
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Can I rename files in a directory with Vim?

If I open a directory in vim using vim . I will get a file-browser-type interface of the current directory. From there I am expected to browse to a file, and then start editing it. I want to use ...
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How to use Massren with Vim?

I want to use massren renamer in vim in order to rename files within the texteditor. First, I used this command within Vim to set Vim as default editor for massren :! ...
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Add “rename” to windows save duplicate dialog?

Error message Copy File There is already a file with the same name in this location. Click the file you want to keep. Copy and replace. Don't copy. Actual behavior When I download a file of ...
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user tries to rename a series of files in a network folder the letters become capitalized after a few files are renamed

I have run across a strange issue and can’t find anything online about it. When a user tries to rename a series of files in a network folder, the letters become capitalized after a few files are ...
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How to bulk rename audio files so that the file name matches the title metadata (preferably using Foobar2000)?

I have some audio files for which I used Foobar2000 to get the proper tags (Title, Artist, Album, etc), so now they have their proper titles when loaded in Foobar and other players, but they still do ...
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Problems adding a prefix to bulk filenames using a batch file

I am trying to add a prefix to all filenames in a folder. After a couple of days of searching the internet I actually came up with something that almost work perfectly: echo Please specify ...
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Needing advanced ID3 tag handling for specific situation

My situation is probably quite rare and complex, so I'll explain it in detail. Many years ago, I put together a hand-selected collection of MP3s, which ended up taking a month or so and is now at ...
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Unix - Rename a file by removing last 2 instances of a character

I need to rename some files on Unix. I want to truncate the last two underscores and anything that follows them. For example: abc_def_ghi_121222_as.csv --> abc_def_ghi.csv ...
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Combine .hash files into single .hash file

I am trying to rename all the .hash files in one directory to the same name (or merge all of the .hash files into a single .hash file). I am using Kali Linux - what tool would be best to do this? Can ...
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MAC Rename files and move them automatically scripting

I want a shell script that runs on a Mac, that when ran, looks for a few things and transfers video files to a specific location on another drive. So when I put in an SD card, I want the script to ...