Say you have a bunch of files like this:
What if you want to mass rename them?
the rename tool can work just like sed
For Debian based distros:
Note "file" is what we search for and "newname" is what we replace it with, so substitute according to your requirements.
rename s/file/newname/ name-file-*.jpg
This is a great way to use your ftp server space, for example on your web hosting account (althoughI believe many hosts don't allow storage like this), but if you have a VPS/Dedicated Server etc.., this would be perfect. Imagine how easy it is to work with an ftp account that you can just mount as a normal partition or directory in Linux, it would be great for backups etc..
curlftpfs - mount a ftp host as a local directory