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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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 Quelle="C:\temp\...
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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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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 ...
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How to rename multiple folders while keeping their files subdirectories

I want to rename multiple folders and keep all files and subdirectories in tact. Windows batch commands like xcopy and move can't handle every case*. I set up two columns with old paths and new paths....
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mv command says “No such file or directory”

I am attempting to rename a directory on an external hard drive on Mac OS X. When I tried in the finder I got an error that says, "An unexpected error occurred (error code -43)." -- so I thought I may ...
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Command or script to paste a file into multiple folders and have the file type overwrite the same of its kind while keeping the original file's name?

The title kind of already explains it but I'll be a bit more specific here. I'm looking to replace a .jpg file in multiple different folders with a different .jpg file, but I want to be able to keep ...
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How to batch rename files using bash

I know there are lots of such questions, but I couldn't find one (or a combination of several), which describes the things I want to do. I think I need to use regular expressions, but I am not very ...
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Move numbers in a filename to the start

I have several files in a folder, with names in the form: SOMETEXT1 number SOMETEXT2.mp3, or SOMETEXT number.mp3. I want to rename these to number SOMETEXT SOMETEXT2.mp3, or number SOMETEXT.mp3. Using ...
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'rename' on files with apostrophes

I'm trying to batch rename some files using the rename utility (specifically the perl version, i.e. prename). Unfortunately, the file names contain apostrophes, and it's messing things up. I'm not ...
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How do I set the Name Box using an excel VBA macro?

I'm building a model that takes the results from the first sheet and inputs them into the next sheet. Effectively creating an application that runs in series. I have defined the values in the first ...
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How to rename files and replace characters?

I have a group of files that have : (colon) within the name. I need to replace the : with - (dash). Is there an easy way to do this in a script? Sample FileName: 2013-10-11:11:52:...
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String replacement in filenames in linux

I have a tonne of files called File30_i.txt for i=1, 2, 3, 4, 5... Is there an easy way to quickly rename then File20_i.txt for example?
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Renaming multiple files at once with a pattern on Ubuntu

I have around 300 files named some_name_123456789.zip another-name2_987654321.zip something(1)_123454321.zip [2]something_987656789.zip I need to rename them all to ds_123456789.zip ds_987654321....
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Tried to change wireless name and password and can no longer connect

The one computer that's hooked up to the router with an ethernet cable still works, but none of the passwords (old or new) are working, even after changing the name back. I tried a factory reset, got ...
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How can I bulk move and rename images/videos in a folder

All my mobile device's photos and videos are backed up to the cloud and synchronized to my laptop using Dropbox's "Camera Upload" feature. All the photos and videos get added to the "camera uploads" ...
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I need to rename an OS X boot volume that was accidentally renamed with over 250 characters

Somehow a coworker's Mac hard drive was renamed with over 250 characters. Too many to show in the Finder, though I did take a photo of the name while booting up in command line. its mostly 'h's and 'n'...
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Find “ extra” dot in filename and remove it [duplicate]

I have some files inside a directory structure with multiple folders that have more than one dot. For example, "x.y.jpg" or "x.yz.01.jpg". How can I list all files with more than one dots in their ...
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Bulk Rename Utility

I have been using Bulk Rename utility and I have been having some issues. I have some files named things like 664722.pdf,664762.pdf, and 664722-1.pdf that I need to rename. The problem is I have to ...
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Change the names of a field

I am looking for a way to change field names in Access. I am importing data through a macro, from text files. Which i then review through a crystal report. Now, sometimes, the report needs to read ...
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Rename multiple files in sequence through command line

I have 9873 files in a folder on hard-drive that are named as myname-script.sql.001 myname-script.sql.002 and so on Now I need to rename these files to myname-script.001.sql myname-script.002....
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How to rename a (too) long file name [duplicate]

I have downloaded this pdf file with a very long name, which cannot be opened by Adobe Reader or by Adobe Professional because it has "invalid file name". It cannot be renamed using the DOS prompt ...
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How do I remove non-ascii characters from filenames?

I have several files with names containing various Unicode characters. I'd like to rename them to only contain the "printable" ASCII characters (32-126). E.g, Läsmig.txt //Before L_smig....
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Changing lots of file names in windows [duplicate]

I have 1900 files that I'd like to edit their name. The files contain the title of the file but also have unneeded characters that I'd like to remove. For example, one file might be titled Hello [U]....
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SVN - rename root folder

To rename a folder in a working copy, we can run svn mv. But when you try to rename the root folder, you end up with svn: E155007: '/home/username/svn_repos' is not a working copy Where 'svn_repos' ...
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Windows 7: Rename items in taskbar jumplists without renaming the actual file

TL;DR: I want to be able to change the name of items in the Windows 7 taskbar without changing the name of the file they link to. Using ZIM Desktop Wiki I want to pin my notebooks to the taskbar ...
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Clean up filenames using data from a text file

I need to clean up a bunch of folder file names. Possibly even the file titles as well. I was currently using this Perl script to do so but I ran into some problems. If the file name already has ...
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Automatic lowercase renaming -Windows

I'm looking for a way to bulk rename some files, letting me decide some specific words which will always go in the case I select. Specifically, I want to be able to tell the program I want all ...
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Automatic rename computer based on mac address

How to automatically rename computer host / name based on it's MAC address? I have 40 PC's and I need a script to rename them automatically at logon after I use ghost. Win7 environment.
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How can we insert multiple objects with the same name into the Windows Recycle Bin? [duplicate]

I want to understand why objects in the Recycle Bin don't need to be renamed when two or more objects have same name. In other places, two objects cannot have the same name: we are forced to rename ...
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Regex: Is there a character for increasing digits in PCRE?

I am using a PCRE compatible file rename program. Is there a character or pattern I can type in the "replace" field of the program to tell it to append numbers at the end of file names and that they ...
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Copy files and rename them by creation date

i have a few directories (1 level) that were added to my server in specific times. the problem is, they are named as a random hash. would it be possible to copy them somewhere and rename by the ...
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How to batch rename and remove last characters

In Windows XP, I'm trying to figure out how to batch rename and remove the last characters of filenames. Example of removing last 4 characters before file extenstion: file.doc.pdf --> file.pdf I ...
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How do I change the name of a computer

I took my computer to a technician to remove a virus. When re-installing Windows 7, she named my computer incorrectly. How can I change the computer name (not the username)?
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Renaming multiples files with only a part of the original file name

I want to rename 40 png files in one folder, they have very long names. They are named serially like this, "blah...blah...blah160.png", "blah...blah...blah200.png" i.e. after 40 alphanumeric ...