There may be some times where you want to rename bulk of files, it feels so tedious to rename all the files one after another. What if you are provided with the tool which can rename all your files at the same time. Yes, you heard it right, in Ubuntu, you can rename your files simultaneously using Thunar file manager.
Basically, The Thunar file manager is an application which equips with batch renaming utility. Just have a glance at this article to find out how to batch rename files in Ubuntu 14.04.
Steps to Batch Rename Files:
Step 1: First go to your unity dash and click to open “Ubuntu Software Center”.
Step 2: Under ‘Ubuntu software center’ search for “Thunar File manager” and then install that application.
Step 3: You’ll be prompted to provide your Ubuntu password for installation. Just type your password and then click the “Authenticate” button.
Step 4: After the installation, you can see “Thunar file manager” application under “Accessories”.
Step 5: Now open your terminal and type: “sudo nano /usr/share/applications/Thunar -bulk -rename.desktop” and then hit enter.
Step 7: Under “Thunar-bulk-rename.desktop” file, type “#NoDisplay=true” at the end of that file and then press “Ctrl +X” in order to close the file.
Step 8: Press “Y”(yes) to save your changes.
Step 9: Now, press “Enter” (recommended) if you don’t want to change the thunar filename and then type “exit” to close the terminal
Step 10: Now, you may see “Bulk Rename” option under “Accessories”. Click on that to open.
Step 11: Finally, you can see your Bulk Rename window, here you can change file name, date, time and text position, etc.
Step 12: After making your desired changes, click on “Rename Files” button in order to rename your files.
That’s all friends. Keep reading.