[Thunar-dev] Idea for powerful rename feature

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Sep 5 09:47:33 CEST 2005

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> 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?

I think this is something that should be done in a G-Script[1] instead
(which will be supported by Thunar).

> Regards,
> Jannis


[1] http://g-scripts.sourceforge.net/

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