Alternatives to popular CLI tools: rename

This article spotlights alternative tools to rename, software that renames the specified files by replacing the first occurrence of expression in their name by replacement.

Man page for rename

The rename command is part of the util-linux package.

Alternatives to rename
RnRSecurely rename multiple files and directories
renameutils Set of programs designed to make renaming files faster and less cumbersome
rename.plRename files using Perl expressions
renameRename multiple files

The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

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