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Is there any way to change a directory name without using 'rename' function and 'mv' command?

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Using the command given below, the directory can be renamed in Linux.

mv /home/user/oldname /home/user/newname

If you want to rename multiple directories on Linux, you need to create a new script file and use the “mv” command in a “for” loop to iterate over directories.

Code snippet:


# Takes directory entries specified and renames them using the pattern provided.

for directory in *


    if [ -d "$directory" ]


      mv "${directory}" "${directory}_temp" || echo 'Could not rename '"$directory"''



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