How to batch rename files in Ubuntu

You can batch rename files in Ubuntu using the “rename” command. It should be installed by default – so no need to apt-get install.

The command is quite simple:

rename s/"SEARCH"/"REPLACE"/g *

For example renaming:

google_marker_green.png
google_marker_blue.png
etc…

To:

map_marker_green.png
map_market_blue.png
etc…

rename s/"google"/"map"/g *

Hope this helps someone.

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