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       mrename - program to rename files


       mrename ’pattern’ prefix [option]


       This  manual  page  documents briefly the mrename command.  This manual
       page was written for the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution  because  the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       mrename  is  a tool for easy and automatic renaming of many files.  The
       ’pattern’ is the pattern to search files to  rename  (quoted  to  avoid
       that  bash  resolve it), and prefix is the prefix that will be added to
       the name of each file. The  two  alternative  options  for  copying  or
       moving  files  in the new name are explained below.  All parameters are
       needed, and you have  to  stay  and  launch  the  script  in  the  same
       directory  of  the  files  to be renamed. The program should be able to
       write in this directory.


       There are only the following three options.

       -c     The option -c will copy each file with the new filename.

       -m     The option -m will move each file in the new filename.

       -h     Display help.


       If you have a directory with two jpeg images prof.jpg and forp.jpg  and
       you  want  to  add  them  a  prefix  like  item0, item1 etc..  (that is
       item0prof.jpg, item1forp.jpg etc..) do this:

          cd /path/to/the/images
          mrename ’*.jpg’ item -c

       to copy each matching file into another with the new name

          mrename ’*.jpg’ item -m

       to rename each file without keeping a copy with the previous name



       Giancarlo -rofus- Erra

       This   manual   page   was    written    by    Dr.    Guenter    Bechly
       <>,  for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used
       by others). It is distributed under the GPL just like mrename itself.

                               October  22, 2000                    MRENAME(1)