in reply to rename
I suggest renaming rename to something else as Larry Wall himself wrote a rename script that used to be distributed with perl in the examples ('eg') directory. Although I don't think it is included in newer distributions, it's a very useful little script and is often moved to /usr/local/bin or an equivalent by sysadmins who want to make it available to their users.
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