The description below is from the book
by Everett Murdock Ph.D.
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Internal (1.0 and later)
RENAME (REN) [d:][path]filename filename
Changes the filename under which a file is stored.
RENAME changes the name of the first filename you enter to the second filename you enter. If you enter a path designation for the first filename, the renamed file will be stored on that same path.
Wildcard characters (* or ?) may be used with either the first or second filename designation.
For more information about the RENAME command, see Chapter 2,
Using Common DOS Commands
, in the downloadable book
DOS the Easy Way.
To change the name of the file SALES.TXT on drive A to NEWSALES.TXT on drive A, enter
ren a:sales.txt newsales.txt
To change the filename extensions to TXT on all files on drive B that have SAL as the first three characters of the main filename, enter
ren b:sal*.* sal*.txt
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