rename man page on Archlinux

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       rename - rename files

       rename [options] expression replacement file...

       rename  will  rename  the specified files by replacing the first occur‐
       rence of expression in their name by replacement.

       -v, --verbose
	      Give visual feedback which files where renamed, if any.

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

       -s, --symlink
	      Peform rename on symlink target

       -h, --help
	      Display help text and exit.

       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.

       The renaming has no safeguards.	If the user has permission to  rewrite
       file  names, the command will perform the action without any questions.
       For example, the result can be quite drastic when the command is run as
       root  in	 the  /lib directory.  Always make a backup before running the
       command, unless you truly know what you are doing.

       mmv(1), mv(1)

       The rename command is part of the util-linux package and	 is  available

util-linux			   June 2011			     RENAME(1)

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