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  • Last Updated : 25 Jun, 2019
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rename() function in Perl renames the old name of a file to a new name as given by the user.

Syntax: rename(old_file_path, new_file_path)

old_file_path: path of the old file along with its name
new_file_path: path of the new file along with its name

0 on failure and 1 on success


#!/usr/bin/perl -w
# Calling the rename() function 
# with required parameters
rename("D:/GeeksforGeeks/GFG File.txt",
       "D:/GeeksforGeeks/GFG File 2.txt") ||
       die ( "Error in renaming" );


Original File:

Running the Command:

Updated File:

Steps to Run the above code:
Step1: Create a file anywhere in your System and copy the File Path.
Step 2: Provide the path of your File in the code above and save it as .pl extension.
Step 3: Run the above code in Command line as perl
Step 4: Name of the File is now changed with the new name provided.

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