File Punter is useful, good thing it does not overwrite existing files. Now I'd like to ask if something is already possible or if that turns out to be a feature request.Explanation of what I am doing:
I have files whose names include $x and $y that are supposed to be part of a folder structure. They are moved or copied from
A regular expression (don't know too much about them) looks for $x and $y, brackets like the following () group $x and $y. The destination in File Punter looks like this
File Punter does what I want it to do, in the first place. It moves a file named
[copy or print
D:\destination_path\creative mind\some_subfolder\creative mind 12345.ext
That works, that is cool.What I would like and why I would like it:
The folders are supposed to exist already. Meaning they are present before the copying or moving process even begins. It is cool that File Punter is able to create folders that are not present, however in my scenario there was something wrong if the folder did not exist and had to be created by File Punter. Like the folder present is
but the files say
File Punter does its job and creates a folder, which is not its fault, but my misfortune.
Is there a way, for example by modifying my destination
to achieve that File Punter ignores the files. So that if folders with
are not present are not created?
If that is not possible, I'd like to suggest two new methods
Alternatively some other way of telling file punter to not create folders.Other stuff I wondered while I was writing this:
When I move the files (my use case), remaining files indicate that something went wrong. E.g. the pattern did not catch all files or the destination file is already present. I don't have that "feedback" when I would copy the files. Could there be some kind of log, either where every operation goes into, or one just listing the skipped files, maybe with a reason?
I'm aware that File Punter is not a (re)naming tool, but I realized that I move
[copy or print
.../creative mind/subfolder/creative mind 12345.ext
which makes it a bit redundant. Is there a way to use File Punter to strip
from the files during the process?
Thank you for the program and thank you for anything you can say about my problems.