#1 2019-01-07 11:44

narayan
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Registered: 2009-02-08
Posts: 440

Let the Rearrange command also show the selected file name

If we select a file and then add commands like Remove and Replace, ReNamer shows the entire name in the first field.
It is easy to keep a part of the original file name to compose the command.
It not only is a time-saver, but also error-proof.

But somehow the Rearrange command does not have this facility.
So we have to compose the entire string.

Desired: Please provide the feature for the Rearrange command also.

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#2 2019-01-08 00:52

den4b
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Registered: 2006-04-06
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Re: Let the Rearrange command also show the selected file name

The Remove and Replace rules are well suited for a template filename, because users often need to remove/replace large chunks of the filenames.

I couldn't say the same about the Rearrange rule. It rarely, if ever, needs to contain more than a couple of characters to act as delimiters. Furthermore, with the "Positions" option it would become ever more confusing.

Would you have any practical examples where if would be of benefit?

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#3 2019-01-09 06:09

narayan
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Registered: 2009-02-08
Posts: 440

Re: Let the Rearrange command also show the selected file name

Actually I have faced this several time while trying to download youtube videos from online engineering courses.
There, the names contain a pattern, which is ideally suited for pattern-based renaming, not sample-based renaming.
(in other words, it calls for the Rearrange command; rather than the Remove command)

In my typical example, the original names contain three parts:

1. The useful string (this part needs to be retained)

2. Video types, enclosed in parentheses, where different files have different resolutions, audio components etc..
    For example, the files have a mix of 720 p, 480p, and 360p.
    The downloader automatically adds this data in the file's name, in parentheses (), which has to be eliminated.

3. In some cases, the lesson number comes at the end, rather than in the beginning.
      I want to begin the renamed name with the lesson number, pad it to two digits and then insert the useful name string (part#1)


For example, For example
Original file name: strength of RCC mod2 lec5 (480p AAC mp4)
After renaming: 2\05 strength of RCC.mp4

(I have created a separate sub-folder for each module of the course, and move all files in these modules sub-folders.
The filename starts with a two-digit lecture number.

Last edited by narayan (2019-01-09 09:29)

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#4 2019-01-16 21:03

den4b
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Re: Let the Rearrange command also show the selected file name

I am still not sold on this feature.

It may be confusing for general users if the whole file name is inserted where the rule expects to see delimiters and positions.

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