## Wednesday, December 9, 2020

### Renaming filenames, remove leading characters

This superuse post describes how a set of forward slashes (/) can be used to delete leading characters (except .) from a file name. One slash is required for each character to be deleted. I've confirmed the behavior on a Windows 10 machine.

ren "abc-*.txt" "////*.txt"
abc-123.txt        --> 123.txt
abc-HelloWorld.txt --> HelloWorld.txt

ren "????*.*" "////*.*"