Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

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anttin
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Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

Post by anttin »

Hi!

Everything has always been amazing and 1.5 goes even beyond what I have ever hoped from it so first of all, thank you VERY much! :)

The Advanced rename works fine but there is no way to ignore the extension. I already thought my files were lost (it is alpha so I use it at my own risk ;)) but no, the rename just took the extension too and so when I added text to the end, it appeared after the extension.

Could there be simple checkbox 'ignore extension' or something like that, then it would work perfectly?

Also as it is so great function, it would be nice to be able to save the rename 'rules', then it could be used again for some common rename needs (especially for regexes that can be complex to rebuild). There is the history but it is separate for search and replace so named saves would be great.

And Advanced rename would be great to also be in results context menu. This is not that important as there is the keyboard shortcut but would be nice too.
And option for NOT taking the search text from selection, that way I could do same rename operation for different groups of results.

Even though 1.5 is alpha, I have found no problems (some missing display updates but nothing serious) so you do great work!

Thank you!
NotNull
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Re: Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

Post by NotNull »

anttin wrote: Thu Apr 13, 2023 1:31 pm And Advanced rename would be great to also be in results context menu.
It is already in the context menu:
- select multiple files/folders and select rename fromthe context menu. This will open the Advanced Renamer.

The Advanced rename works fine but there is no way to ignore the extension. I already thought my files were lost (it is alpha so I use it at my own risk ;)) but no, the rename just took the extension too and so when I added text to the end, it appeared after the extension.
If you show us your filenames and what the new names should be, we might come up with a fitting syntax to do so.
Thy Grand Voidinesss
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Re: Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

Post by Thy Grand Voidinesss »

anttin wrote: Thu Apr 13, 2023 1:31 pm [...]
The Advanced rename works fine but there is no way to ignore the extension
[...]
Could there be simple checkbox 'ignore extension' or something like that, then it would work perfectly?
[...]
FreeCommander for example in its Muli Rename feature [CTRL + M] has separate box for name and for extension

This duality is very handy
therube
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Post by therube »

Depending on your data set, you may need to fiddle with the Old Format:
to get things to where New Format: then works for you.

1. what Everything came up with
2. adjusted to pull the extension out, separately
(I've spaced over to make it more apparent what each placeholder is selecting.)
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Everything Multi-Rename ignore extension.png
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PS: "Advanced Renamer" already exists.
(Most likely, there is a Multi-Rename out there too ;-).)
anttin
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Re: Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

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It is already in the context menu:
- select multiple files/folders and select rename fromthe context menu. This will open the Advanced Renamer.
Oops, sorry, I though that was the standard rename from explorer context menu :)
If you show us your filenames and what the new names should be, we might come up with a fitting syntax to do so.
Yes I know how to do it but I usually use regex and as it is very rare that the extension need to be changed, it is unnecessary to add that as separate group.
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anttin
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Re: Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

Post by anttin »

Depending on your data set, you may need to fiddle with the Old Format:
to get things to where New Format: then works for you.

1. what Everything came up with
2. adjusted to pull the extension out, separately
(I've spaced over to make it more apparent what each placeholder is selecting.)
.
Everything Multi-Rename ignore extension.png
Yes of course it can be done but it is unnecessary extra as very rarely you want to change the extension.
PS: "Advanced Renamer" already exists.
(Most likely, there is a Multi-Rename out there too ;-).)
Yes I use that too but as Everything added that feature, I would like of course to use it without additional software :)
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Post by NotNull »

To be clear anttin, I think it (ignore extensions) is a good suggestion.
The replies you get are to help you out *now*, as only @void can change the code.
anttin
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Re: Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

Post by anttin »

NotNull wrote: Thu Apr 13, 2023 5:24 pm To be clear anttin, I think it (ignore extensions) is a good suggestion.
The replies you get are to help you out *now*, as only @void can change the code.
Yes ok, no worries, I know how to work around it but I wanted to suggest those as Everything already has absolutely amazing complex features that this could (hopefully) be quite easy to implement :)

That's why I wrote in this forum area ;)
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Re: Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1343a adds an ignore extension option to the multi-file renamer.
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void wrote: Mon Apr 17, 2023 6:13 am Everything 1.5.0.1343a adds an ignore extension option to the multi-file renamer.
Excellent! Thank you!
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anttin wrote: Mon Apr 17, 2023 10:53 am
void wrote: Mon Apr 17, 2023 6:13 am Everything 1.5.0.1343a adds an ignore extension option to the multi-file renamer.
Excellent! Thank you!
Yep, it is better now

So I also thank thee
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Post by therube »

this is actually a really nice feature.
thanks for requesting that.

in my (original) thinking, i was thinking "yeah, it might be useful when dealing with regex:",
but it's actually very useful when you have no need to deal with extensions at all, so a
simple rename, where it's second nature (for me) to; F2 right-arrow left arrow <space>
- in order to append something to the name, with Ignore Extension, right-arrow <space>
gets me where i need to be, so i've saved a keystroke :-)
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Post by therube »

@anttin

I'd like to thank you again for suggesting this (& void, of course, for implementing it).
It is a really nice feature (& one I had never run across before) :-).
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Re: Advanced rename is great but needs one small checkbox + some other ideas :)

Post by anttin »

therube wrote: Tue Aug 22, 2023 2:55 pm @anttin

I'd like to thank you again for suggesting this (& void, of course, for implementing it).
It is a really nice feature (& one I had never run across before) :-).
Thanks for thanking me :mrgreen:
Yes it is very rare that the extension needs to be changed, in most cases it just messes things up :)

And indeed, thank you for @void for fast implementing it and also for all other great new features!
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