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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Rename txt files based on the file's content (OSX)

I have about 250 txt files that are all named link.txt and they have this information always on the line/row 3: title: Some kind of title I need some kind of script that can go through these ...
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Windows 7 explorer: Is this a bug, or intended behavior?

In Explorer in Windows 7, if you select 9 or more files (but not all) and rename them, the selection is lost after the files are renamed. Is this intended, or a bug? This behavior does not show ...
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What is the difference between REN and RENAME?

I typed help into cmd and the following lines were part of the output: REN Renames a file or files. RENAME Renames a file or files. Next I typed help ren and help rename and got ...
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Trying to rename large amount of .doc files based off first line or so of text

I was attempting to help a friend, who had a bunch of data recovered, but the meta data was lost. As most of it is articles or recipes, she believes the title or first line or so of text will be good ...
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How to rename a flash drive (not just a partition)

How do I rename a flash drive on a Mac? I know how to rename a partition, but how do I rename the actual drive? I highlighted what I want to rename in the image below:
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Listing File Names without Extensions in Terminal?

I'm using a mac. I need to get a list of files in a folder without their extensions being included in the list. This is because I need a list of products for a website import and conveniently, the ...
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Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...
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Remove timestamp from filename

I need to rename files generated automatically, truncating a timestamp at the end. Files are named "abcd_efgh_jklm_21.04.2015.csv", with the numbers being today's date in german culture spelling and ...
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Unable to rename folders through Explorer in Windows 8.1

I can copy, move, create, and delete them. I can rename them using the REN command from a command prompt. I cannot rename folders through Windows Explorer anywhere on my machine, including on other ...
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How can the application name be changed in linux?

Can we custom change the name of an application before launching it in linux? Suppose the title bar shows name of the application as "Mozilla Firefox", can it be renamed to "Browser"?
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Disable Google Chrome Autonaming (1) on downloads

Please tell me the way, how can I disable the google chrome auto naming behaviour. The a filename is exist in the actual folder, then Chrome says default name: filename (1).txt This is not good for ...
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How to change `Virtualbox VMs` directory's name on OS X?

I installed Virtual Box on my mac and would like to change the name of the directory that has all my virtual machine folders Virtualbox VMs because it's too long. I unsuccessfully tried CMD+, to ...
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How can I swap patterns in filenames?

I have a folder of files with names like thing.y.big.png thing.y.small.png thing.xxx.big.png thing.xxx.small.png and I would like to rename them so that the 2nd and 3rd "fields" are swapped. In the ...
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Postgresql: can't rename the database

PostgreSQL 9.4.1 (installed with homebrew) I want to rename a database. I'm doing this: $ psql postgres postgres=# ALTER DATABASE snot RENAME TO snortdb postgres-# \l ...
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how to make a batch file to rename a folder when I start and close a program? [closed]

How to make a batch file to rename a folder when I start a program? - Let's say I want to start my word.exe, at the same time I need to rename a folder c:\users\my profile\my word documents to be my ...
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Renaming files,folders and subfolders recursively by using batch script

@echo off SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION SET old=V1 SET new=newdocV2 for /f "tokens=*" %%f in ('dir /b *.ods') do ( SET newname=%%f SET newname=!newname:%old%=%new%! move "%%f" "!newname!" ) ...
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Appending (via rename?) `.bad` to files identified by `tests/test_.*`

What do I want? Given the following directory structure: . ├── bar.py ├── hap │   ├── bla.py │   └── tests │   └── test_hap.py └── hip ├── testimony.py └── tests ├── foo.py ...
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I want to rename the bulk files and folders at single time,how I can do this with batch scripting

I want to rename the bulk files and folders at single time,how I can do this with batch scripting I have the code for only to change either file or folder,not both @echo off SETLOCAL ...
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Change file extension in Windows 7 without making extensions visible in Explorer options

Occasionally I want to change the extension for a given file in Windows Explorer, e.g. rename audio_only.mp4 to audio_only.m4a. These valid possibilities are somehow unappealing: Show extensions in ...
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How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case)?

How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case) ?
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bulk renaming files to form a grid

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, if not my apologies, but I cant quite figure how to classify this problem. I am using a photoshop script to slice a large image into square tiles (as part of ...
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Semiautomatic rename of files according to pattern?

I have a lot of files and directories named similar to [Origin]Description[Techinfo]. Sometimes, brackets can be round brackets instead of square brackets, or spaces between the parts. How can I ...
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How to rename single-digit numbers to sort incrementally?

What is the simplest way to add 0's to all single-digit filenames to make them sort correctly? I'd like to stick to the command line if possible. From: a_1.png a_2.png a_10.png To: a_01.png ...
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Renaming multiple files to start with a capital letter

i'm trying to update my website to use CodeIgniter 3 but Starting with CodeIgniter 3.0, all class filenames (libraries, drivers, controllers and models) must be named in a Ucfirst-like manner or in ...
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Need help on renaming of files in a remote server using batch file

I need to rename a file in Server B using a batch script. This is easy: rename \\servername\path\test.txt test.old On Server B, I have an application that will create a file daily at 9pm. Eg: Every ...
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Changing The Name On A Hard Drive That Comes From A SAN

Terms: VM = Virtual Machine LUN = Logical Unit Number Used In SANs SAN = Storage Area Network S2K8R2 = Windows Server 2008 R2 OS Backstory: OK so I have a SAN (Dell MD3200) that I have created a ...
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Deleting a resilient, abstruse file in a “Soldat” subfolder

I am trying to clear out an old flash drive on my Windows 7 computer. Everything deleted fine, as usual, except one mysterious file. The name of the file contains an unusual character, as shown in ...
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Proud to have succeeded in renaming a file starting with “??” [duplicate]

I was using the shell terminal to rename and move files. I am rather not an expert. I made a mistake (I believe, using ctrl-v instead of cmd-v to paste a piece of text into the bash line, set a wrong ...
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How can I change name of Braina assistant to Jarvis?

I am using Braina virtual assistant which is very impressive but I can't change it's name. Is there a way so that I can call it Jarvis (of Ironman)? I am using the free version right now. Does the PRO ...
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How can I remove all but last 10 characters in a group of files

How can I rename a group of files like admin_ball_126608454.gma another_thing_384157357.gma to ds_126608454.gma ds_384157357.gma
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Rename a file and add a part of the file as the suffix of the file [duplicate]

I have file names like: A_20141001_20141224.txt A_20141002_20141224.txt B_20141001_20141224.txt B_20141002_20141224.txt C_20141001_20141224.txt C_20141002_20141224.txt I want to rename them to: ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...