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Multi-file rename - $count token

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:18 pm
by punxsutawney72
Hi void,

would it be possible to add a $count token to the (existing) multi-file rename functionality?
This token would be resolved to a plain number, ascending from one in ordner to make renamed file names unique.

Example: This feature would let me rename the files

--> Picture_x.jpg, Picture_y.jpg and Picture_z.jpg to
--> Picture_1.jpg, Picture_2.jpg and Picture_3.jpg

using the mask %1_%2.%3 als 'Old Format' and %1_$count.%3 as 'NewFormat'.

This feature could be expanded to $count('startingnumber').

Thanks for considering my idea!

Re: Multi-file rename - $count token

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:54 pm
by Stamimail
I'm not against, but for better experience with advanced renaming you might want to test Renaming programs.
https://alternativeto.net/browse/search?q=rename
btw, I think advanced renaming for Everything should be done by a plugin.

Re: Multi-file rename - $count token

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:20 pm
by punxsutawney72
I agree with you that Everything should concentrate on its 'core competences' - this is searching.

But multi-file renaming is already implemented in Everything and one can use several tokens (eg $uppercase()) - so adding a $count token wouldn't introduce a completely new feature but rather slightly extend an existing function (and shouldn't be too hard to implement).

Of course there may be other 'change requests' of much greater priority.

Re: Multi-file rename - $count token

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 am
by void
Added to my TODO list.

Thanks for the suggestion.