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== UserInput Rule  ==
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This rule replaces the original file names with the names taken from the list. (The ''n''th line in the list serves as the new name for the ''n''th file in the '''Files''' pane.)
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[[Image:UserInputRule.png|center]]
  
Naturally, the list must contain names for all the files loaded in the '''Files''' pane.  
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This rule replaces the original filenames with the names taken from the list. (The ''n''th line in the list serves as the new name for the ''n''th file in the '''Files''' pane.)
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Naturally, the list should contain names for all the files loaded in the '''Files''' pane.  
  
 
*If the list is shorter, then some of the files will not be renamed.  
 
*If the list is shorter, then some of the files will not be renamed.  
 
*If the list is longer, some of the names will remain unused (but all files in the '''Files''' pane will be renamed).
 
*If the list is longer, some of the names will remain unused (but all files in the '''Files''' pane will be renamed).
  
There are two ways to create the list:  
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There are three ways to create the list:  
  
 
#Click in the pane, and manually type the list (one name per line).  
 
#Click in the pane, and manually type the list (one name per line).  
#Copy the list from any application to your clipboard. Switch to ReNamer. Click in the '''UserInput''' pane and press '''CTRL+V'''. (Or right-click and select '''Paste''').
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#Copy the list from any application to your clipboard. Switch to ReNamer. Click in the '''UserInput''' pane and press '''CTRL+V''', right-click and select '''Paste''' or choose the '''Load from clipboard''' from [[Image:UserInputOptionsButton.png]] menu).
 
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#Load a list from the text file (available from [[Image:UserInputOptionsButton.png]] menu).
These options are also available when you click on the [[Image:UserInputOptionsButton.png]] button.  
 
  
 
The optional parameters are as follows:  
 
The optional parameters are as follows:  
  
{| class="prettytable"
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Parameter
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! Description
 
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|-
 
| Insert in front of the current name  
 
| Insert in front of the current name  
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|-
 
| Insert after the current name  
 
| Insert after the current name  
| Inserts the name ''after'' the base file name, but ''before'' the dot. (The extension is not affected).
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| Inserts the name ''after'' the current name. The actual position depends on the '''Skip extension''' option.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Replace the current name  
 
| Replace the current name  
| Completely overwrite the existing base file name with the new name.  
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| Replaces the existing filename with the new name.  
The effect on extension depends on the '''''Skip extension'''''sub-option:  
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The effect on extension depends on the '''''Skip extension''''' option:
{| class="prettytable"
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|-
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| Skip extension
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*If the option is selected, the extension is ignored and user input strings will affect only the base name of files.
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*If the option is deselected, user input strings will replace entire filename, ''including'' the extension, or will be added ''after'' the old extension (if the '''Insert after the current name''' option is selected).
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|}
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== Alternatives ==
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See the [[ReNamer:Export_menu|Export menu]] for options on export and import of files and their new names.
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== Examples ==
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For example, if you have this three files:
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* Old name 1
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* Old name 2
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* Old name 3
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Then your list of new names should contain exactly three lines like:
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* New name for old name 1
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* new name for old name 2
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* New name for old name 3
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==== Example 1 ====
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File list is longer then the list of new names:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! File name
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! List of new names
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| One.txt
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| First.txt
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|-
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| Two.txt
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| Second.txt
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|-
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| Three.txt
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| Third.txt
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|-
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| Four.txt
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| ''(will not be renamed)''
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|}
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==== Example 2 ====
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List of new names is longer then the file list:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! File name
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! List of new names
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| One.txt
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| First.txt
 
|-
 
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| <center>'''Skip extension'''</center>
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| Two.txt
| <center>'''Effect'''</center>
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| Second.txt
 
|-
 
|-
| selected
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| Three.txt
| user input strings will replace only the base name of files, without affecting the extension.
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| Third.txt
 
|-
 
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| Deselected
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| ''(not used)''
| user input strings will replace entire filename, ''including'' the extension.
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| Fourth.txt
 
|}
 
|}
  
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==== Example 3 ====
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Missed item in the list of new names can cause incorrect ordering:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! File name
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! List of new names
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|-
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| One.txt
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| First.txt
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|-
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| Two.txt
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| Third.txt
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|-
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| Three.txt
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| Fourth.txt
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|-
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| Four.txt
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| Fifth.txt
 
|}
 
|}
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[[Category:ReNamer]]

Latest revision as of 22:14, 5 June 2020

UserInputRule.png

This rule replaces the original filenames with the names taken from the list. (The nth line in the list serves as the new name for the nth file in the Files pane.)

Naturally, the list should contain names for all the files loaded in the Files pane.

  • If the list is shorter, then some of the files will not be renamed.
  • If the list is longer, some of the names will remain unused (but all files in the Files pane will be renamed).

There are three ways to create the list:

  1. Click in the pane, and manually type the list (one name per line).
  2. Copy the list from any application to your clipboard. Switch to ReNamer. Click in the UserInput pane and press CTRL+V, right-click and select Paste or choose the Load from clipboard from UserInputOptionsButton.png menu).
  3. Load a list from the text file (available from UserInputOptionsButton.png menu).

The optional parameters are as follows:

Parameter Description
Insert in front of the current name Inserts the name before the file name.
Insert after the current name Inserts the name after the current name. The actual position depends on the Skip extension option.
Replace the current name Replaces the existing filename with the new name.

The effect on extension depends on the Skip extension option:

Skip extension
  • If the option is selected, the extension is ignored and user input strings will affect only the base name of files.
  • If the option is deselected, user input strings will replace entire filename, including the extension, or will be added after the old extension (if the Insert after the current name option is selected).

Alternatives

See the Export menu for options on export and import of files and their new names.

Examples

For example, if you have this three files:

  • Old name 1
  • Old name 2
  • Old name 3

Then your list of new names should contain exactly three lines like:

  • New name for old name 1
  • new name for old name 2
  • New name for old name 3

Example 1

File list is longer then the list of new names:

File name List of new names
One.txt First.txt
Two.txt Second.txt
Three.txt Third.txt
Four.txt (will not be renamed)

Example 2

List of new names is longer then the file list:

File name List of new names
One.txt First.txt
Two.txt Second.txt
Three.txt Third.txt
(not used) Fourth.txt

Example 3

Missed item in the list of new names can cause incorrect ordering:

File name List of new names
One.txt First.txt
Two.txt Third.txt
Three.txt Fourth.txt
Four.txt Fifth.txt