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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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rename

rename from to files

Rename files by replacing the first occurrence of from in each filename with to.

Example

Rename files that start with test so they start with mytest:

$ rename test mytest test*


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