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Re: File renamer

*- Ian Jackson wrote about "Re: File renamer"
| David Welton writes ("File renamer"):
| > Hi, a friend of mine wrote a thing to rename a bunch of files, say
| > *.jpg to *.gif.  Yes, he realizes you can do the same thing with a
| > shell script, but he wrote this thing just the same, because it's
| > convenient.
| > 
| > Does anyone know of anything similiar?  That is not a .deb ?
| > Otherwise I'll package it just for fun:->
| A whole .deb for such a simple problem seems overkill.  The
| file/manpage below is what I use.  It was in the Perl4 distribution.
| Presumably perl5 comes with it too in the source.  I have it as
| /usr/local/bin/rename.

There is also the mmv package

Package: mmv
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 43
Maintainer: Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org>
Version: 1.01b-6
Depends: libc6
Description: Move/Copy/Append/Link multiple files
 mmv is a program to move/copy/append/link multiple files
 according to a set of wildcard patterns. This multiple action is
 performed safely, i.e. without any unexpected deletion of files due to
 collisions of target names with existing filenames or with other
 target names.

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