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


Following is the syntax for rename() method ?

os.rename(src, dst)


  • src ? This is the actual name of the file or directory.

  • dst ? This is the new name of the file or directory.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following example shows the usage of rename() method.

# !/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 we run above program, it produces 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' ]