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A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

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A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

A little project fro someone, who can write an app for Linux,.... (or Windows, if it can run using WINE on Linux)

Although "Irfanview" does a batch renumbering service.. it does not do what I want... so I am looking for someone who can help me.... ( Give you something to do, if you are stuck at home, and bored ! ! )

I take a lot of screenshots... and then process them... clip. recolour, etc.. and keep the original  and renumber the processed one with the attached letter A or b or whatever.

Fine... until, ... you get another batch that start off with the same numbers as the first batch...  i.e. screenshot 001 

then to "save" them in the same folder means renaming the file(s) manually.

 

 

What I am looking for is a small app that will do the following...

enter the new file name    starting at .... e.g.    pic number 00001

increase the new file name by increments of 1 (or whatever number chosen)

rename the "selected" files accordingly, and save to a new folder...  ( preset or make the folder location ) .

then an "execute" box to click on...

 

something like this....

 

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                                           Batch Re-namer

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Select Files                        :  [______________________]     ( acquire file(s)/folder location (Browse)

                  ( would be useful if it were "drag and drop"   )

New File name                   :  [_______________________]     ( enter the new file name)  e.g.  train pics

New File number start      :  [____________]     (enter the new number  e.g. 0001)

Increase  by                      :  [_______]   ( enter the increment number   .e.g. 1 .2 .3   etc

Save as                              :  [____________]   .png  .jpg  or whatever.( also default whatever the original was)

Save to (location)             :  [_____________]    locate the "new folder"  (Browse)  or previously used folder

                                                                                                                                     location on computer

 

Execute the above   [GO]   (click to execute ! )

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

Bulk rename will do everything you want, and more. Its also free for personal use.

https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/

I don't know if it will run in Wine - but try it.

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

@wisty   Thanks for the reply.....

Yes it seems to run in WINE ....  but.... it is very complicated..

 

BULK RENAME.jpg

 

 

 

. and I don`t know where, or what, to put in so many, or few, boxes,

 

I am stumped..

 

 

Like I said... I just wanted a "simple" app... and... yes.. this may do the job, but I think I would need some "one to one" personal tutoring to be able to use it.

 

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

There’s a very good user guide available.

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

@wisty   Hmm.... just had a go with it.... but... got a "serious error" notice and has to close....

so I don`t think it will run with WINE...( I have had the same notice with a couple of other progs that don`t run on WINE )

thanks anyway...

Wink

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

@dvorak  How much do you want ?

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

Fix

Update ! ! !

I found this page....

https://www.ostechnix.com/how-to-rename-multiple-files-at-once-in-linux/

Scrolled down it,... checking out each version, and not impressed.... then at the end it described Thunar .

Which... is just about perfect for what I want. 

Apparently it is available in the repository of most Linux distos

install is different for different distros but command lines are there on the page... 

here is a screen shot of the app,

Thunar Bulk Rename.jpg

You can change the format according to your requirements.... and when you click on "Rename Files"... the files appear in the original folder, with the new name ONLY... ( if set according to my pic above ) .. but you can also choose to keep the original file name with a "prefixed" new name/number.

It`s quick too! ! ! ! ..

so.. @dvorak    Sorry... but you won`t be making a fortune out of me this time !  !  >.. Cheesy

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

If you don't already know.....

If you're using Nemo (default file manager on Cinnamon desktop environment) you can have it use Thunar's bulk renamer by adding Thunar to Nemo under Edit -> Preferences -> Behaviour

Nemo Bulk Rename.png

Restart Nemo and you'll be able to highlight files to want to rename, hit F2 (or right-click and select rename) and files will open in bulk renamer.

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

 @TheRoadCrew  Thank you for the emails.... and the input on here....

On the linky it gives this instructions...

Once it is installed, there is an ICON on the MENU list / and from there, can be sent to the Desktop if needed ! .

cheers Wink

 

Thunar is available in the default repositories of most Linux distributions.

To install it on Arch-based systems, run:

$ sudo pacman -S thunar

On RHEL, CentOS:

$ sudo yum install thunar

On Fedora:

$ sudo dnf install thunar

On openSUSE:

$ sudo zypper install thunar

On Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint:

$ sudo apt-get install thunar

Once installed, you can launch bulk rename utility from menu or from the application launcher. To launch it from Terminal, use the following command:

$ thunar -B

 

 
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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

Or you could just install the pyrenamer program...

Screenshot.png

 

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

@VileReynard  seeing as how Thunar does exactly what I want... and I marked the thread "This fixed my proble"...

 

... I fail to see what the  point of your post is...  ?  

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Re: A project for someone, who can write an app for Linux

Please don't read anything I write.

There are many ways to skin a cat, its a good idea to have an awareness of more than one tool.

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