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Rename and Copy Files Easily in Your Text Editor

Aug 11, 2011, 10:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Say you have a directory with 500 files that follow a standard naming scheme and you want to change the names quickly or copy the files quickly. It's a chore with mv or cp. You can use standard *nix utilities to do it with a pipeline and practice, or you can download a few GUI tools for renaming files in batches and a couple of command-line utilities. However, if you're like many system administrators, what could be better than using a text editor to make the changes?

"The renameutils will let you do just that. This project has five programs that make renaming files much easier. The primary utilities are qmv and qcp. As the names suggest, qmv is for moving files and qcp is for copying."

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