On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 02:36:45AM +0000, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> > Apparently, the way this is done in Debian [1] is that the program is
> > installed as /usr/bin/prename and provided as an alternative to the
> > util-linux version of /usr/bin/rename via the alternatives system.
> Nah, please don't do that. This rename and that rename have different
> option syntax, so they are not interchangeable. We're better off just
> having a different name.

Yeah. The Alternatives system should only be used in the very rare
cases where two different programs provide the same functionality and
drop-in equivalence to a reasonable level.

Matthew Miller
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