File Rename Utilites / News: Recent posts

String replace utility

In release 1.7 I added a string search and replace utility... There seems to be a few gaps in GNU's string utilities, and hopefully "fromto" fills one of them. Initially I wasn't sure how robust it was, but a few months later I've only noticed one problem - which has been addressed with 1.7.1 - it couldn't match strings starting with a hyphen.

Posted by Steven 2007-06-09

Kde 3.4+

With file-rename-utils 1.6,
I'm including KTrash which provides (currently incomplete) support for the
newer KDE trash can. Feedback?

Posted by Steven 2006-01-06

Web Page

Learnt linuxdoc recently, and found it great to quickly put together some html documentation. Click on the "Home Page" item to visit the web page.

Posted by Steven 2005-07-04

Hall of Fame , Status

If you've ever done big file renames with any of these utilities, or used them on an interesting OS, please leave a message on the Hall of Fame forum.

Status, May 2005:

Lowercase and Trash have been undergoing small changes and bug-fixes this last year. Making the test option work properly still needs to be done, and I have an algorithm floating somewhere in my head, so this may get done this winter holidays.

Posted by Steven 2005-05-07


Welcome to the file rename utils page. Please feel free to email stevenaaus - at - with any queries / bug reports /suggestions about these bash utilites.

Thank-you to Sourceforge for providing a great site.

- S.A.

Posted by Steven 2005-02-04