Many paths to the same destination

I have my own favorite renaming utility, but qmv is not the only way to get the job done.

Here’s a quick renaming script from perl-land, named — wouldn’t you know it —

I can’t say for certain who originally wrote the script, although the comment lines and the home page credit Larry Wall as the author. The site above is dated 2006, but they seem to give credit to a book published in 1999 as the source.

I don’t think it really matters; depending on your ability to express your renaming desires in search-and-replace strings, this might be more expedient than opening a text editor with qmv.

On the other hand, since that’s more or less the same thing that I do every time I use qmv with vim, maybe this is just a quicker approach to the same destination . 😐