Linux How To Rename Files

To remove all spaces from all files in the current directory

linux rename remove spaces

rename "s/ //g" *

how to replace part of the text with another (it is almost like using sed):

rename s/"Screenshot at 2019-04-22 "/"AC97-Windows-InstallSolution"/g *

The first part "Screenshot at 2019-04-22" is what we're looking for

The second part "AC97-Windows-InstallSolution" is what we're replacing it with

the g after the slash / means replace all occurrences

The * means apply it to all files but we could easily have used something like *.txt or *.png or any other type of regular expression.

The above won't work in Centos but in Debian based distros like Ubuntu, Mint etc as rename in Centos doesn't work that way.

See this more comprehensive article.


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