bash how to rename directory


Use the "rename" command. Syntax of rename command:

rename [options] expression replacement file

If we want to rename directory "old-name-dir" to "new-name-dir":

rename 'old-name-dir' new-name-dir old-name-dir

To preview change type the "ls" command.

You can rename directory with the "mv" command:

mv old-name-dir/ new-name-dir

It will rename old-name-dir to new-name-dir. If old-name-dir contains any files, it is good advice add option -R after mv.

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