I was figuring out a way to rename a folder en-mass which took me a few seconds, instead of about an hour of clicking.
Linux automation is a win.
# mmv "Documentary - National Geometry series-*.avi" "#1.avi"
I had some old tv series but they were all prefixed with the same filename ‘Documentary – National Geometry series’ before their volume number and title. So I found the above command to strip that out for all 100 of them, in a single command. Basically #1 is where * is in the source command regular expression, so everything after the source expression and between the *.
It’s a really nice utility and preferred on BSD systems to perl rename imo