pyRenamer is a lightweight batch renaming utility for the GNOME Desktop. It is functional, well documented and has got very few dependencies.

The pyRenamer manual provides a short and instructive demo/screencast.



10.04 Lucid and above

Simply install the following package(s):

After installation, you can start the program by clicking “Applications→Accessories→pyRenamer”. Or open a terminal and start it via pyrenamer.

See also

  • GPRename – Another lightweight (but less powerful) Open Source renaming tool for the GNOME Desktop.
  • FileBot – Open Source, cross platform renaming utility, targeting TV shows.
  • regexxer – Powerful “search and replace” GUI tool for the GNOME Desktop.


The pyRenamer website also provides detailed screenshots, showing interesting renaming possibilities.

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