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How to Rename Files and Directories in GNU/Linux

Renaming file and directory is quite straight forward in GNU/Linux, in this guide I'll show you how to do just that...

The mv command is among the useful utility for renaming, and moving files from one location to another, to rename a file, you use the following syntax:

mv [OPTIONS] source destination

To rename a file, you need to specify a single file as a source and single file as a destination target. For example, to rename the file book1.txt as book2.txt you would run:

mv book1.txt book2.txt

You can also rename multiple files with a little of code, which is beyond this guide.

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