http://www.mail-archive.com/pylons-discuss@googlegroups.com/msg08827.html
Re: how to rename a pylons app?

Jonathan Vanasco
Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:20:09 -0700

I've had to do this before...

you'll want to rename the appropriate files / directories , and then
replace all the module name instances in your project

ie: if your project is named ASDFGHJK , then you'll need to rename:
/ASDFGHJK
/ASDFGHJK/asdfhjk
/ASDFGHJK/asdfhjk.egg-info

then do a s/ASDFGHJK/? on the files

there are lots of
import ASDFGHJK
from ASDFGHJK import

if you're using a mac, TextWrangler has a great find/replace function
that works on directories

if you're using subversion for version control, i generaly like to do
it like this:
1- rename files
2- commit
3- find/replace text
4- commit

if you're using git or mercurial, i think you can do the commits in
one step. svn needs them in two though.