[Thunar-dev] Idea for powerful rename feature

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Mon Sep 5 09:35:49 CEST 2005

Hi all,

I just remembered the 'rename' command my Debian box has. There you can
rename files/directories based on regular expressions (e.g. "rename 's/
/_/g <file>'). This is one of the things which make using the console
more attractive than using a file manager.

What I want to say is: Wouldn't it be possible to provide such a
'rename' function (based on GPatternSpec) in Thunar, too? I mean, when
you select one or more files/dirs (and maybe checked a 'use advanced
rename' option in the settings before) and open the context menu,
couldn't there be a 'rename' option opening a dialog where you can
insert two expressions and maybe check the 'global' replacement (".../g")?

This way you could e.g. remove all spaces in several files/dirs much
easier. It shouldn't be too difficult to implement.

What do you think?


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