How to rename all the files in current directory in linux?

by raphaelle , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to rename all the files in current directory in linux?

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2 answers

by sarai_bergstrom , 7 months ago

@raphaelle 

by margarett , 2 months ago

@raphaelle 

You can rename all files in the current directory in Linux using a simple command in the terminal. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Use the cd command to navigate to the directory containing the files you want to rename:
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cd /path/to/directory


  1. Use the rename command to rename all files in the current directory. Here's an example that renames all files with a .txt extension to have a .backup extension:
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rename 's/.txt$/.backup/' *.txt


In the above command:

  • s/.txt$/.backup/ is the substitution pattern that replaces .txt with .backup
  • *.txt specifies that all files ending with .txt should be renamed


You can modify the pattern and file extension to meet your renaming requirements.


Make sure to double-check the new filenames after running the command to ensure they are as expected.