If anyone is interested in some Python, I done a script This is in response to https://forum.kicad.info/t/how-to-up-issue-a-board/6331
It has a number of options, but in the sample case to copy a project to a different folder while renaming the project:
python rename_project.py -d ver1 -t _v1
copy without rename
python rename_project.py -d ver1
or if you just want to rename in place:
python rename_project.py -n new_name
To create a sub-folder with a date stamp e.g. ./2017-05-04_12-10-14/
To do a "dry-run", the -x option should be used. This shows what would be done.
It doesn't copy sub-folders, gerbers or kicad_mod files. It is only lightly tested, and very much a beta version, so make sure you back up files before running it (I know that slightly defeats the purpose, but there are probably bugs). It doesn't prevent overwriting the destination folder.
rename_project.py (8.5 KB)
Now on github https://github.com/bobc/KiRename. I'll look at creating an installable version.