How to rename a file or directory

in command line, file commands, newbie

There is no rename function in Ubuntu Linux.

Instead, you simply move the file, giving it a new name. If you don’t actually mv it to another directory, then you have effectively renamed it:

mv file_name_original file_name_new

If you are trying to rename a directory, you need to use the -r recursive flag:

mv -r original_dir_name  new_dir_name

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