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Renamer4Mac - An easy to use batch file renamer
Authored by: mahuti on Dec 15, '04 11:17:16AM

I use the application R-name, which seems to have most of the same features, plus a few extra. It does have its drawbacks, but the ability to remove extension & replace characters at range don't seem to be present in Renamer4Mac.

And like Renamer4Mac, it's donationware.

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Renamer4Mac - An easy to use batch file renamer
Authored by: mark hunte on Dec 15, '04 12:21:45PM

This app sounds ok, and I will try it out. As I am always looking for better ways to batch rename for work.

I found a applescript few weeks ago while looking at toolbar apps.
on the Apple site http://images.apple.com/applescript/toolbar/

"Change Names — This script functions as both a droplet and an applet. When clicked, this script will replace text in the names of folders and/or files in the front window. Drag items from the front window onto this script's icon to find and change text in their names."

The one thing I have not found is an app that can change two parts of the same file name at the same time leaving the rest unchanged.
Maybe I could change this script to use some sort of double loop.

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There are many more useful scripts on the above page.

There is also a script for this in the finder scripts folder called 'Replace Text in Item Names.scpt'

But the applet is better.


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Renamer4Mac - An easy to use batch file renamer
Authored by: mark hunte on Dec 15, '04 02:30:11PM
I changed the script so it now asks you to enter the two parts of the file name you want to change in the file names. and then change them both. What gets me is I am crap at applescript and did the good old cut and past and change this and that. I got one compile error fixed that and it worked on the first try. But no matter how much I jig it around I can not get it to do is wait until the final "ok" is clicked before it replaces the first part.. Anyone got any idea, I think it has to do with where one of the "my" calls are placed..??

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