#1 2007-02-02 01:09

Hawker
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From: Iceland
Registered: 2007-02-02
Posts: 3

Renamer praise

I have been using and testing quite a few file renaming tools for a few years.
The one I have used is somewhat old and outdated but has a clean interface and does most of what I need.
All tools I found with a more flexible functionality seemed to have to much of a bloated interface for my taste.

And I had sort of settled on using the old simple one and wrote a rudimentary program by myself for other
file renaming needs of mine.  What I have basically done is using an advanced file explorer to copy
filenames to the clipboard, paste them to a text editor with regex support, then paste the result to my
program which in turn renamed files to the fixed names from the text editor.  And ReNamer does this aswell.

And then tonight, finally, I installed ReNamer.
It caused a "jaw dropping effect"!  This is a brilliant tool with tremendous functionality.
I won't be looking for new file renaming tools any time soon, if ever.

And if the rulesystem won't do what I want, I can write a script to do it smile
One of my requirements is to change primitively serialized filenames like

file_1.txt
file_10.txt
file_11.txt
file_2.txt
file_3.txt
..
..
file_9.txt

to

file_01.txt
file_02.txt
file_03.txt
..
..
file_09.txt
file_10.txt
file_11.txt

And this is simple for me to do with a script.
(Or can it be done with a rule?)
Until now I have done this using a spreadsheet, which is cumbersome.

Thank you so much for ReNamer.
I can't praise it enough.

Regards, Hawker

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#2 2007-02-03 02:40

den4b
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Re: Renamer praise

Thanks for your kind word, Hawker! smile

By the way, Yes, you can also do that using other rules (without script).
For example, you can use RegEx:  expression: (_)(\d{1})\Z  replace: $1\0$2  skip extension: Yes
Or you can sort files by "Filename digits" column, then remove old indices and insert new ones (with padding).

Below is the screenshot of using RegEx:
renamerpadendingsingledal3.gif

P.S. Edited the expression to work only on numbers which occur at the end of the filename.

Last edited by den4b (2007-02-04 16:37)

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#3 2007-02-09 10:53

Hawker
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From: Iceland
Registered: 2007-02-02
Posts: 3

Re: Renamer praise

Thanks very much for the hints.
The 'Name Digits' column is very useful here, and requires less thinking than regex smile

I have been planning to use scripting in an application I am writing.
Have found the Pascal Script engine which looks useful for this.
May I ask which engine you use? This same one, or something different.

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#4 2007-02-09 23:54

den4b
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Re: Renamer praise

Yes, 100% right - Pascal Script is the only man for the job!
It's very powerful, free, and pure code (no silly dll's).

I use it for my ReNamer (in PascalScript rule)! smile

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#5 2007-04-03 16:55

Merkidemis
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Re: Renamer praise

Renamer is a fantasic tool.  I'm working on a project where I have to clean the file nameing structure of about 2000 files and this made it a peice of cake.  Thanks so much!

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#6 2007-04-04 16:05

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#7 2007-06-18 05:42

Johnny Cannon
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Re: Renamer praise

As far as I'm concerned, ReNamer is an indispensable tool. It's free, solid, straightforward, and I use it frequently. Every time I come to a unique situation when renaming files I think, "ReNamer should have a feature to do that," and I've found that it always does. At this point, I have saved myself dozens and dozens of hours of work. Thank you for this program!

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#8 2007-06-22 16:34

den4b
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#9 2008-02-23 09:33

krtek
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From: Łódź (Poland)
Registered: 2008-02-21
Posts: 262

Re: Renamer praise

I like to have my files named nicely and in some order. And discovering ReNamer a year or so ago was one of the best thing that could happen to me in that matter. I have tried a lot of multirenaming tools then, and ReNamer was undeniably the best (да он все другие програмки бьет на голову). Thank's again for the great programm. It saved a lot of hours of my time.
Konrad


Regular Expressions are not as hard to understand as you may think. Check ReNamer's manual or nice Regular Expressions tutorial for more info and start to use full power of applications that use them (like ReNamer, Mp3Tag and so on).

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#10 2008-02-24 14:53

den4b
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