Rename only first 2 characters

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Rename only first 2 characters

#1 Post by bmatt8 » 15 Oct 2018 12:58

I need to rename only the first 2 characters of a filename. What command would I use without using powershell/python/etc... Hopefully just use the REN command.

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Re: Rename only first 2 characters

#2 Post by dbenham » 15 Oct 2018 13:35

To set the first two characters of all files in the current directory to XX:

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ren *.* XX*
See How does the Windows RENAME command interpret wildcards? over at StackExchange SuperUser for an explanation as to why this works.

Dave Benham

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