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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygutils-1.2.7-1
> $ head -1 /usr/bin/rename
> #!/usr/bin/perl -w
Yes, Debian includes a perl script /usr/bin/rename, which seems more
powerful than Cygwin rename:
rename - renames multiple files
rename [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -f ] perlexpr [ files ]
"rename" renames the filenames supplied according to the rule
specified as the first argument. The perlexpr argument is a Perl
expression which is expected to modify the $_ string in Perl for
at least some of the filenames specified. If a given filename is
not modified by the expression, it will not be renamed. If no
filenames are given on the command line, filenames will be read
via standard input.
For example, to rename all files matching "*.bak" to strip the
extension, you might say
rename 's/\.bak$//' *.bak
To translate uppercase names to lower, you'd use
rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *
This is a more powerful approach, because it uses Perl regexps. OTOH,
that makes it hard for non-Perl initiates to use.
Maybe this rename could also be included in Cygwin under a different
name, say rename2 or prename.
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