How do I batch rename a group of files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BuddyMac, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. BuddyMac macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2007

    I have a group of photos and I wanted to rename them all

    I tried it in Terminal with mv <original filename> <new filename>, it is renaming a single file.

    How do I rename a batch of files like we use to do it in DOS as below
    ren abc*.JPG xyz*.JPG

    Thanks in advance,
  2. numlock macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2006
    theres an automator action (which i find works much worse in leopard than tiger)
    A better finder renamer (which isnt free)
    File list (which is free)
  3. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Do a spotlight search for "finder scripts" and run the installer. Then you'll get a bunch of super powerful renaming scripts in your menu bar. Trust me, it's awesome.

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