rename is a utility that renames multiple files using Perl expressions.
rename renames the filenames supplied according to the rule specified as the first argument. The argument is a Perl expression which is expected to modify the
$_ string for at least some of the filenames specified. If a given filename is not modified by the expression, it will not be renamed. If no filenames are given on the command line, filenames will be read via standard input (unless
--no-stdin is supplied on the command line).
If a destination file is unwritable, the standard input is a tty, and the
--force option is not given, rename prompts the user for whether to overwrite the file. If the response does not begin with `y’ or `Y’, the file is skipped.
This is free and open source software.
Developer: Peder Stray, original script from Larry Wall
License: Open source
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