"Bookmarks" for Rename-tool

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NotNull
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"Bookmarks" for Rename-tool

Post by NotNull » Fri May 22, 2020 7:21 pm

Suggestion to save search+replace combinations in the Rename-tool as some sort of "bookmark".

Example: this thread.

I used that search/replace pattern before and wrote it down, but it would be easier to be able to save it as a "replace . with _" bookmark/ favourite and select that from a drop-down list for the next occasion.

On the other hand: I really like the current clean (yet powerful) layout ...

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Re: "Bookmarks" for Rename-tool

Post by void » Mon May 25, 2020 1:34 am

It is a little tricky as the old filename and new filename formats are generated.

The old filename and new filename could also be drop down lists with previous rename history?
The problem is an old 'new format' may not work with the current filenames.

What about a new feature to find and replace in filenames? -This could be built into the 'find in filenames' dialog currently in development.

An option to rename the stem only might be useful too? (ignore the extension)

Added to my TODO list:
multi-file rename bookmarks for common find and replace options.
find and replace text in filename dialog.
multi-file renamer option to ignore the extension.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: "Bookmarks" for Rename-tool

Post by NotNull » Mon May 25, 2020 10:03 pm

I had something in mind like this mock up (not exactly, but to give an impression):

Selecting "Replace . with _" would fill the Old Format: and New Format: fields with ... (still under debate in another thread ;))
(and check the Regex box if applicable)

RenameTool.PNG

EDIT:

Rename template. That was the word I was looking for all this time.
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