Free Software Foundation!

Join now


From Free Software Directory
Jump to: navigation,

The file renaming utilities (renameutils for short) are a set of programs designed to make renaming of multiple files faster and less cumbersome. It currently consists of two programs: "qmv" and "imv". qmv allows files to be renamed by editing their names in any text editor. Since the files are listed after each other, this allows common changes to be made more quickly. imv ("interactive mv") is trivial but useful when you are too lazy to type (or even complete) the name of the file to rename. It allows the filename to be edited in the terminal using the GNU readline library. This is also useful when renaming files in Midnight Commander, where the whole filename has to be entered again.


User manpages included


Download version 0.7.0 (stable)
released on 18 August 2005


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey7 January 2003

Leaders and contributors

Oskar Liljeblad Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use GNU Readline 2.1 (or later)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 December 2009.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.

Personal tools