How to rename multiple files in linux?

by gabrielle.kub , in category: General Help , 5 months ago

How to rename multiple files in linux?

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by enrico , 5 months ago

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by clyde_reichert , 6 days ago

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To rename multiple files in Linux, you can use the mv command in combination with shell wildcards to specify a naming pattern. Here are the steps to rename multiple files:

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Use the cd command to navigate to the directory containing the files you want to rename.
  3. Use the ls command to list the files in the directory and verify their current names.
  4. Use the mv command to rename the files based on a naming pattern. Here are a few examples: To rename all files with a specific extension (e.g., .txt) in a directory: mv *.txt newname.txt To rename all files in a directory with a prefix: mv file* newname* To rename a specific file to a new name: mv oldname.txt newname.txt
  5. Verify that the files have been renamed by using the ls command again.


It's important to note that the mv command is used to move and rename files in Linux. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to rename files in the directory.