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Original author(s)Dominik Seichter
Initial releaseJanuary 5, 2004 (2004-01-05)
Stable release
5.0.1 / April 21, 2019; 15 months ago (2019-04-21)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++
Operating systemLinux
Available inMultilingual
TypeBatch renaming utility
LicenseGPL v2

KRename is a KDE software that can be used for renaming multiple files and directories at one time. Many Linux distributions that use Plasma as the default desktop environment include the KRename software[citation needed].


  • Rename both files and directories
  • Rename all files in a directory recursively
  • Ignore hidden files when renaming
  • Case change: to UPPERCASE, to lowercase or Only The First Letter
  • Add prefix or postfix to filenames
  • Search and replace parts of filenames (regular expressions are supported)
  • Add ordered numbers to filenames (start, steps, skips definable)
  • Change owner and permission of files
  • Change access and modification date & time of files
  • Deliver the renamed files to newly created directories. (files per directory, numbering format of directories definable)
  • Extract ID3 info from MP3/ogg files
  • Extract Exif info from image files
  • Add the current date and time to a filename
  • Change file extensions
  • Undo renaming
  • Manual renaming of desired files
  • Konqueror, Krusader, Dolphin integration
  • Use JavaScript scripting
  • Transliterate

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Increase version to 5.0.1".