NAME

       rename - rename files

SYNOPSIS

       rename [options] expression replacement file...

DESCRIPTION

       rename   will  rename  the  specified  files  by  replacing  the  first
       occurrence of expression in their name by replacement.

OPTIONS

       -v, --verbose
              Give visual feedback which files where renamed, if any.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

EXAMPLES

       Given the files foo1, ..., foo9, foo10, ..., foo278, the commands

              rename foo foo0 foo?
              rename foo foo0 foo??

       will turn them into foo001, ..., foo009, foo010, ..., foo278.  And

              rename .htm .html *.htm

       will fix the extension of your html files.

WARNING

       The renaming has no safeguards.  If the user has permission to  rewrite
       file  names, the command will perform the action without any questions.
       For example, the result can be quite drastic when the command is run as
       root  in  the  /lib directory.  Always make a backup before running the
       command, unless you truly know what you are doing.

SEE ALSO

       mmv(1), mv(1)

AVAILABILITY

       The rename command is part of the util-linux package and  is  available
       from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.