Editing File Names With renamer.vim

September 29, 2014

I discovered a useful vim plugin today called renamer.vim. From time to time I find myself in a situation where I have a bunch of files that I need to rename. Typically, I end up writing a script that will loop over a directory and apply some kind of crazy regular expression to rename every file in the directory. Well, no more! With renamer.vim I can use all of my vim skills to rename files just by manipulating a vim buffer, which is right in my wheel house.

Here is a simple example of renamer.vim in action:

Renamer In Action

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