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NAME
       rename - Rename files

SYNOPSIS
       rename from to file...
       rename -V

DESCRIPTION
       rename will rename the specified files by replacing the first occurrence of from in their name by to.


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


       For example, 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.


SEE ALSO
       mv(1)

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



                                1 January 2000                       RENAME(1)