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 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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I accidentally changed my folder name to “D:”. How can I rename it again? [duplicate]

I have accidentally changed my folder name to "D:" and I don't know how. I have tried renaming it using command but no luck with simple rename command in Windows 7. Is there any way to change it? ...
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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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The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folders but I can't edit it [duplicate]

I want to move a file but its filepath/filename is too long. Its context menu only shows a reduced list of options and rename isn't in the list, pressing F2 after selecting the file in the file ...
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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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How can I change the file name of the Program Files (x86) folder? [duplicate]

Let me stop you before the "you shouldn't do that" and "you will corrupt your file paths". I know what I'm doing, but I'll give you the story to convince you. Basically, my hard drive is failing to ...
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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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Adding prefix to bulk filenames in batch file

Ok so 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 worked perfectly....almost!!! echo ...
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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 ...
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Kali Linux: Renaming files in bin

I'm just curious. I want to rename files in /bin such as - ls --> als //after I change it, the ls command no longer works and I have to use als instead - adduser --> aadduser - chmod --> achmod so I ...
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How to rename actual portable HDD *device* name? (not volume name / label)

I have a few Toshiba Stor.E drives connected to my pc for backup purposes, then shipping them to differen physical locations. But when working with a few of them I have to check many times if I use ...
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change descriptor when renaming file linux [closed]

I got a programm in CentOS which writes its log to a file. When I rename it, the programm still writes to it. Is there a way to change that file descriptor without restarting the programm?
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Need to rename many files on Ubuntu

I have around 1000 files named "Home Movie - 01 - First Birthday" and "Home Movie 02 01 12" I need to rename these to just "Home Movie". Is there any way to do this? Running Ubuntu 12.04 Thanks, ...
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ethernet interfaces are sometimes renamed to 'renameX' on startup

I've installed a recent daily build of Ubuntu Trusty on several HP dl380e 2U servers. These servers have 4 x 1Gb onboard NICs. In addition, I've installed a PCIe 2 port 10Gb NIC in each server. The ...
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Renaming all files of a particular type to lowercase batch

In this link Is there a way to batch rename files to lowercase? there is a command given for /f "Tokens=*" %%f in ('dir /l/b/a-d') do (rename "%%f" "%%f") This works when i want to convert all ...
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Rename folder in Windows 7 created in Linux with '?' character

I have a folder in a external hard disk created from linux. When I try to open that directory from Windows, I can't do it. The name of the folder is 2013-? with a special character who in Windows we ...
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Why is changing the shortname not recommended procedure?

Some Background I had an old iMac with Snow Leopard on it. It was so outdated I zeroed out the drive and reinstalled Snow on it (I'm still waiting on Mavericks to download... sigh). As I was setting ...
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Renaming multiple files inside a folder using Windows batch commands

This is taking the post located here and spinning things up a bit. As typical, I'm trying to rename several images inside a folder to be the name of the folder they're in and then add the suffix ...
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Rename files by md5 checksum

What program can I use to rename files with their calculated md5 checksums? GUI or CLI Programs for Linux or Windows or scripts for DOS or the Linux terminal.
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Renaming files with the aid of a text file [closed]

I am trying to rename a load of files but don't know how to incorporate the use of a text file with the new names in it. I have a number of video files I want to rename, using a new list in a text ...
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How to rename a set of files in Ubuntu

I have a Tapestry project where I have language dependent properties and other files ls -alR | grep '_en\..*' So the above gives me the list of results such as Chat_en.properties User_en.vm ...
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How to rename /dev/sdax(partitions) in Linux

I made a partition like /part on my machine with some important data... But I can't stand the name of it... I want a clear solution to resolve it and change the name of it to for example /test... ...
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Can't rename volume group in linux that had hyphens/dashes in name

I made a typo when I created an LVM group under Centos 6.4. I'm trying to rename using the syntax vgrename /dev/mapper/oldVG /dev/mapper/newVG. However, both the old and new VGs have hyphens in the ...
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How to batch-rename long file names into short ones under Linux?

I have a lot of data with file name (just for example): dt_upd_global_merged_madt_uv_20100801_20100801_20110721.bil dt_upd_global_merged_madt_uv_20100802_20100802_20110721.bil ...
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Cannot rename file with tilde

I have a ZIP file with only two files in it. They are named AUSWRTX1APE1.TXT(1) and AUSWRT~1.TXT(2). My problem is, I cannot extract both files to the same (new & empty) folder. Windows complains ...
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Set name of Konsole window

How can one set the name of a Konsole window in KDE? I know that we can change the names of the tabs, and the Konsole window title is preconfigured to use the name of the current tab, but this is not ...
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rename all file names in a directory [closed]

I have say 100 files all with the same text I want to replace with something else. For example, I have the file names: blahtest blah-yes blahokay blahcool I want to replace blah with mytext. Is ...
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Is it possible to change a filename prefix using the rename command with wildcards?

I have read as much of How does the Windows RENAME command interpret wildcards as I can understand, and still cannot decide if there is some wildcard combination you can use to make RENAME do this: ...
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Is it possible to prevent users from renaming volumes in OS X?

I installed a second drive in a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8) and then moved (properly) the user folder to that drive. Then I decided the space in the volume name was a nuisance so I renamed it. I should ...
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Rename files with a batch but only the ones ending on “*D.txt”

I want to rename all the files in a single directory but only txt-files that end with a D. Here is what I tried in a batch... but both didn't work. -----try1----- @echo off set ...
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I named a folder the character for space, and now that I've switched over to Windows I need to rename it

I named a folder " ", the symbol for a space. In Linux you can create folders with just a space. Now that I've switched over to Windows, I can't move the folder that has the folder named " " in it. ...
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How to Change Windows 7 OS HDD Display Name'?

The display name of my OS drive in Windows 7 (64 Ultimate) won't display as the name I've renamed it via properties, Diskpart and manually. What is going on! As you can see in My Computer it is named ...
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Custom copy paste. how to eliminate invalid characters from paste?

I collect articles and like having the title of the article in the filename. However, some titles contain invalid characters such as ':'. This precludes a simple, and quick, copy paste operation to ...
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Cannot create CON.csv or PRN.csv in Win7 [duplicate]

On Win 7 Enterprise 64bit V6.1.7601 SP1 Build 7601, I cannot create *.csv files with specific names, i.e. CON.csv or PRN.csv. This is the error I get when I try to rename: Also, if I try to rename ...
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Run batch file through Windows 7 scheduler to rename folder on network drive

I'm trying to do what I believed would be very simple: have a .bat file that rename two folders on a network drive. The script works fine when running from prompt, but not from the scheduler. Any ...
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Rename files from in1.jpg, in2.jpg, in3.jpg, etc to out0001.jpg, out0002.jpg, out0003.jpg etc using perl script `rename`

I would like to rename a large number files with names in1.jpg, in2.jpg, in3.jpg, etc to out0001.jpg, out0002.jpg, out0003.jpg, etc. Grateful if somebody would suggest a solution using the perl script ...
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Renaming open files in sublime text 2

I am trying to rename open files in sublime text 2. In version 2.0.1 Build 2217, you could rename by pressing f2 or by opening the command palette by pressing Ctrl + Shift + P and entering rename. ...
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How does OS X keep track of changed filenames?

I was playing a song in iTunes when I decided to change the name of the folder the song was stored in. The song however kept playing and when I checked 'Get Info' in iTunes, the path showed the ...
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Recursively copy and rename to replace spaces with underscore

I have a directory with 400 sub-directories each containing several hundred files many with filenames that contain spaces. I need to copy all of the files with spaces in the filenames, resulting two ...