There's nothing I'm detailing here you can't figure out by digging through the help menu and some trial and error, but maybe this will get you there faster. I will not guess at how much time the following batch process has saved me, mostly out of embarrassment.
1. Open up Ant Renamer and generate some kind of action. I'm deleting the last 3 characters of a file to kill the version number -- something I do about once a week.
Note that you must create an action and select "Add action to batch" (CTRL+F2) to save the file used later in this process. You can *click* save but it basically generates a blank file.
2. Save the ".ARB" file to a location of your choice (in this case to your temp folder under \POST_ME\remove_version_number.arb) and create a text file with the following:
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"C:\Temp\PortableApps\AntRenamerPortable\AntRenamerPortable.exe" -b "C:\Temp\remove_version_number.arb" -af "C:\Temp\POST_ME\*.txt" -g -x
4. With these arguments, the program will execute the change to all files in the \POST_ME folder ending in .TXT and exit.
The website is a little light on CLI info, but the included help file has all the info you need to tweak this process.
* Ant Renamer Official Entry: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=66 Primary thread: viewtopic.php?t=4406
* Rename Master from JoeJoeSoft (http://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/108/) advertises CLI parameters, and appears to have more features. I used Ant because it's been around forever and is open source.