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Python os.rename() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os rename() method.

Python os rename() renames the file or directory src to dst. If dst is a file or directory(already present) OSError will be raised.


The following below is the syntax for Python Os rename() method -

os.rename(src,  dst)

Parameter Details

  • src - This is the real name of the file or directory.
  • dst - This is the new name of the file or directory.

Return Value

It does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -

# !/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# listing directories
print "The dir is: %s"%os.listdir(os.getcwd())

# renaming directory ''tutorialsdir"

print "Successfully renamed."

# listing directories after renaming "tutorialsdir"
print "the dir is: %s" %os.listdir(os.getcwd())\

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

The dir is:
 [  'a1.txt','resume.doc','a3.py','tutorialsdir','amrood.admin' ]
Successfully renamed.
The dir is:
 [  'a1.txt','resume.doc','a3.py','tutorialsdirectory','amrood.admin' ]

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python OS renames() Method.

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