Help with bash command to change lots of file names

Jeremy Prior jez at
Fri May 10 09:25:28 BST 2002

On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 09:06, Natalie S. Ford wrote:
> > pity you can't do
> > 
> > ren CHAP*.txt ch*.tex
> > 
> > like you can in dos...

That's not possible due to the fact that the shell expands wildcard
characters rather than making each program do it.  But you probably knew
that already.

Anyway, Here's what I posted the last time this came up:

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