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Metamorphose 2 – Batch Rename Your Files and Folders on Linux

Metamorphose - Linux Batch Rename Files
Written by Martins D. Okoi

You may not have heard about this app before, but if you have been in need of a Linux application to automate renaming multiple files at once then read on.

Métamorphose is an advanced open source and cross-platform graphical batch file renaming program for files and folders. It ships with a variety of renaming options including saving renaming option settings for future use, previewing changes before applying them, e.t.c.

Features in Metamorhpose 2

  • Free to download and open source with source code on GitHub
  • Batch rename files and folders.
  • Save renaming settings for later use.
  • Apply renaming operations (modification, replacement or insertion) to the prefix or suffix, by character, position and more.
  • Support for custom numbering, image text, and audio metadata, date and time.
  • Support for sequential numbering with custom step size, starting number and reset count.
  • Support for regular expressions.

For a feature like sequential numbering, the included options are integers, alphabetical or Roman numerals.

There are pre-complied packages available to download for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Suse, etc.

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Using Métamorphose can be quite overwhelming especially Linux users who aren’t comfortable using the Terminal.

Usage via Terminal

These are the command line options:

-h,  --help       Show help screen and exit.
-t,  --timer      Show time taken to complete operations.
-d,  --debug      Show debugging information.
-p=, --path       Specify a directory to load.
-c=, --config     Specify a configuration file to load.
-a=, --auto       Specify automatic mode level to use with configuration file:
0 = do not preview items
1 = auto preview items
2 = auto rename items
3 = auto rename items and exit on success
-l=, --language   Override preferred language:
en_US
fr
es
-w=, --wxversion  Specify wxPython Version - use at your own risk!

Do you have suggestions for other cool batch file renaming applications? Your suggestions and comments are welcome in the comments section.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

  • Fritigern Gothly

    I have been using KRename for years now, and have been doing so much to my satisfaction.
    After comparing Metamorphose’s featureset to that of KRename, I see no added value of Metamorphose over KRename.

  • Josh Kisb

    Ive been using Metamorphose for many months now. its awesome

    • Yup. I looked it KRename and I think it’s actually better because it’s more stable and supports more functions.

      • Oz Man

        Which is better, KRename or Metamorphose?

        • KRename is better.

        • Josh Kisb

          Metamorphose better.
          but just get both and decide for yourself

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