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rename multiple files

Postby T1M on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:56 pm

In the script that you wrote, what would I add to it in order to accomplish the following
created a directory in a specified path that reflects the date,
then copy all of the files from a source to be named ( one of two different types of cards, CF II, and SD)
and rename them to the date+number. (tif, jpg, NEF) original last ext?
Two files copied today would look like this
/home/Tim/pictures/030812/03081200001.NEF
and --------------------------------/03081200002.NEF

If there is currently a picture file organizer that does this already, I would be just as happy to use that as well.

Thanks!!
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Re: rename multiple files

Postby xenopeek on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:54 pm

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Re: rename multiple files

Postby xenopeek on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:23 pm

Don't all photo managing applications do it like this? Like F-Spot, Shotwell, and so on?

If you want it scripted, do you want to use the current date, the file creation date (on the filesystem), or the date the photo was taken?
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Re: rename multiple files

Postby nomko on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:43 pm

Hmmm....is this thread about renameing multiple files at once? Then try one of these programs:

pyrenamer
gwenrename
krename (this one i can recommend)
mrename
purrr

And there are a lot more file renaming tools
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