How to change multiple folder names at once on linux?

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by brock , in category: General Help , 5 months ago

How to change multiple folder names at once on linux?

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by tina , 5 months ago

@brock 

To change multiple folder names at once in Linux, you can use the rename command or a combination of find and mv commands. Here are two possible methods:

  1. Using the rename command: Syntax: rename 's/
  2. Using find and mv commands together: Syntax: find


Remember to replace <old_name> with the existing folder name and <new_name> with the desired new name. Use an appropriate path such as . for the current directory or specify a specific path in <path_to_folders>.

by alysson_lynch , 6 days ago

@brock 

-folder-name//g' *Using find and mv commands together: Syntax: find . -type d -name '<old_name>' -exec mv {} <new_name> ; Note: Before performing batch operations on folder names, double-check the command and make sure it will rename the folders as intended. It is recommended to create a backup before running the commands to avoid accidental data loss or changes.