Ubuntu 16.04 – Rename multiple files

While I was working with a lot of reports, it made sense to use a standard file name for all the files. This was an afterthought, so it required me to rename the files. I was hoping Ubuntu Nautilus had this option, but for my current version -16.04- it doesn’t. That feature is expected to land in 17.04. in the meantime you can install nautilus-renamer which offers the same feature.

Just download the .deb package from the nautilus-renamer launchpad page and install it with

sudo dpkg -i nautilus-renamer_4.0-quantal_all.deb
sudo apt install -f
killall nautilus

It des not work if parent folders contain spaces in their name and it does not support unicode characters. I guess the nautilus version for 17.04 should work with these.

Then, just open a nautilus window and select a bunch of files, right click and select ‘rename…’ or just press F2.





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