18.25 Rename File Extension

To rename all files having a specific extension to a different extension we can use the grouping operator in the regexp and reference the matched string in the replacement pattern.

$ rename 's|(.*).tar.gz|$1.tgz|' *

Your donation will support ongoing availability and give you access to the PDF version of this book. Desktop Survival Guides include Data Science, GNU/Linux, and MLHub. Books available on Amazon include Data Mining with Rattle and Essentials of Data Science. Popular open source software includes rattle, wajig, and mlhub. Hosted by Togaware, a pioneer of free and open source software since 1984. Copyright © 1995-2022 Graham.Williams@togaware.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0