[Thunar-dev] Idea for powerful rename feature

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Mon Sep 5 09:55:29 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer schrieb:
> 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).

Cool. Indeed, that's a good idea!

- Jannis

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