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rename from to file...
rename will rename the specified files by replacing the first occur-
rence of from in their name by to.
For example, given the files foo1, ..., foo9, foo10, ..., foo278, the
rename foo foo0 foo?
rename foo foo0 foo??
will turn them into foo001, ..., foo009, foo010, ..., foo278.
rename .htm .html *.htm
will fix the extension of your html files.
You could also check out mvb, a shell script to quickly rename many files in the current working directory, great for digital camera users or those who download images from the Internet. Changes generic or bad filenames to better ones.