[Everything] Rename - Standalone

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therube
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[Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby therube » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:40 am

[Everything] Rename - standalone

Do you have the current Rename, as a standalone application (.exe)?

(Even better) does it accept passed parameters (file names in particular, such that you can set it up as a 'SendTo')?
Even if not, simply standalone would still be very helpful.

Thanks.


(Sometimes its easier to send files to Rename [say directly from my file manager] as opposed to purposely opening the directory in Everything in order to rename the files. Likewise Everything Rename, at times, can be simpler to do certain operations compared to my file managers built-in [or some other 3rd party] renamer. [And current version of Rename is more featured compared to the earlier standalone .exe.])

void
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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby void » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:37 am

Only the old rename program: http://www.voidtools.com/rename.zip
It's very basic, only supports drag-drop.

It would take some time to repackage the Everything renamer into a standalone program -added to my TODO list.

I'll look into adding a command line option to fire up just the renamer, eg:
Everything.exe -rename [list of files to rename]

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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby void » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:31 pm

I've added the -rename command line option to Everything 791b:
Everything.exe -rename <filename1> <filename2> <filename3> <...>

Everything 1.4.1.791b:
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.4.1.791b.x86.zip
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.4.1.791b.x64.zip

Also added -copyto <filename1> <filename2> <filename3> <...> and -moveto <filename1> <filename2> <filename3> <...>

These command line options do not follow the normal execution path of Everything, they do not run in an Everything instance, and do not display any Everything search UI.

Settings are loaded from your Everything.ini.
Settings are not saved... yet, still have to figure this one out..
Maybe settings can be stored in the registry, a separate Everything.Rename.ini or through command line options, eg: -rename-match-case -rename-width 640

On another note, I've been wanting to do something like this for the File list editor.

therube
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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby therube » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:24 pm

Sweet!

Everything_Rename.bat:

Code: Select all

:: Everything Rename "stand-alone" or "SendTo" or ...

:: Requires >= Everything 1.4.1.791
:: Requires a minimum of 2 files
:: Might run into an ~2048 command line character length limitation
:: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3205027/maximum-length-of-command-line-string

:: SjB 11/04/2016


START  ""  C:\DEV\Locate\Everything_Rename\Everything.exe  -rename  %*

(And set up a link to /SendTo/.)


That will be very useful :-).

therube
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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby therube » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:24 pm

The only issue I've found so far:

Maximum Length of Command Line String

And it appears that I am hitting (will hit) a ~2048 character limit...?


I'll have to see how Win7 fares.

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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby void » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:16 pm

I've added drag drop support for the multi-file renamer when using -rename in Everything 792b:
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.4.1.792b.x86.zip
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.4.1.792b.x64.zip

There's not much I can do about the 2048 character limit on the command line, sorry.
With drag drop you can add 1000s of files..

Everything.exe -rename with no additional parameters will now show an empty multi-file renamer.

therube
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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby therube » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:04 pm

And it appears that I am hitting (will hit) a ~2048 character limit...?

I'll have to see how Win7 fares.

Looks like its going to be the 8191 number.

Everything.exe -rename with no additional parameters will now show an empty multi-file renamer.

:-).

therube
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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby therube » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:54 pm

Maybe an option, on the GUI, for the Window to persist after a rename?
And maybe to not even clearing the fields?(?)

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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby Stamimail » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:07 am

Everything.exe -rename with no additional parameters will now show an empty multi-file renamer.

I think this (and Edit > Advanced >) should be placed under Tools.

void
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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby void » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:36 am

Maybe an option, on the GUI, for the Window to persist after a rename?

And maybe to not even clearing the fields?(?)


Added to my TODO list, it's a little tricky to add at the moment, because running Everything.exe -rename does not have anywhere to store settings.

Maybe a command line option: -rename-keep-open would suffice for now? if added to the command line with -rename, after renaming, the filename lists would be cleared and the renamer would remain open.

I think this (and Edit > Advanced >) should be placed under Tools.


It's less of a tool and more of an action on result(s).

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Re: [Everything] Rename - Standalone

Postby void » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:52 am

Maybe the standalone renamer should go under Tools.


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