Ubuntu – rename stopped working after upgrading from Ubuntu 17.04 to Ubuntu 17.10

17.10renameupgrade

rename worked fine before the upgrade, now running rename in a terminal shows the following:

The program 'rename' can be found in the following packages:
 * perl
 * rename

Any (simple) suggestions please? I run this in a terminal so I can rename many files, since a GUI would be fine for just renaming a few.

Best Answer

Click on Activities, search for "Software & Updates" and launch it. Then check the "Community-maintained free and open-source software (universe)" option if it's unchecked.

Then open Terminal and run

sudo apt update
sudo apt install rename

to install rename.