How To: setup Nemo to Bulk Rename

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teamspoad
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How To: setup Nemo to Bulk Rename

Post by teamspoad »

In Linux Mint 19, Nemo 3.8.6 does not include a bulk renamer, but instead offers a code launch to do so. It's simple.

Install Thunar (no need to run, just need it installed).
Then in Nemo, follow the menu to: edit > preferences > behaviour (top tab)> bulk rename (very bottom).
Enter the following code where it says "command to invoke when renaming multiple items" _______paste the following code here________

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thunar --bulk-rename
Close the preferences tab and you have bulk rename in your right click context menu.
You can then select multiple files and right click->rename or hit f2.

This works, with f2 (w/o any code or regestering), on my mint 19 with nemo 3.8.6
It's really quick, easy, works well, has preview, string options, and gui. It JUST works!
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Re: How To: setup Nemo to Bulk Rename

Post by goebbe »

Just to confirm, that this is very easy to set up - and still works with Linux Mint 20.1. Cinnamon. Thank you for this!
Batch rename, bulk rename, mass rename should really be standard in Linux Mint.

1. Install "Thunar" File Manager via Software Manager - download is just 2 MB

2. Tell Nemo to use the bulk-renamer that is integrated in Thunar:
- Open Nemo (Standard File Manager in Linux Mint Cinnamon)
- Goto: Edit > Preferences > Behavior - scroll down to "Bulk Rename" and add the following:

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thunar -B
3. How to use it:
Select more than one file and press "Rename..." in the (right click) context menu OR Select several files and press F2
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Re: How To: setup Nemo to Bulk Rename

Post by sportegioco »

I forked a program for nautilus nautilus-renamer and adapted it for nemo (...It's Multilanguage)
The fork can be found at the following link:
https://github.com/sportegioco/nemo-renamer


From Github get Lastest Version
https://github.com/sportegioco/nemo-ren ... master.zip
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Install
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To install Renamer only for current user, unzip and run
make localinstall

Open nemo and set Edit, Preferences, Behavior, "Command to be invoked to rename multiple elements" to mass rename files to:
/home/<USER>/.local/share/nemo-renamer/Renamer

...or run the following command which matches nemo-renamer to nemo for the mass rename
dconf write /org/nemo/preferences/bulk-rename-tool "b'/home/$USER/.local/share/nemo-renamer/Renamer'"

NOTE: After installation, 'F2' or 'rename' in context menu will bring up nemo-renamer,
if you have selected more than one file.

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Re: How To: setup Nemo to Bulk Rename

Post by axisofevil »

Haven't tried it - but I assume this is a Mint-only program. If its built on *any* Ubuntu packages, it won't be suitable for LMDE4?
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Re: How To: setup Nemo to Bulk Rename

Post by Mick-Cork »

Bulk rename coming to Nemo in LM20.2 as an XApp (called "Bulky"!) : https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4072

:)
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Re: How To: setup Nemo to Bulk Rename

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Bulk rename for everyone! I am happy that "Bulky" will be integrated in LM 20.2 :D
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