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Author Topic: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename  (Read 5335 times)

Deozaan

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IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« on: January 25, 2012, 06:10 PM »
I have recently made quite a number of purchases of games at GOG.com and downloaded the games + all additional content including soundtracks and wallpapers etc. I am bothered by the file naming scheme that GOG uses and would like a way to automatically traverse all subdirectories of a specified directory to rename the files.

Unwanted filename examples (with a few good ones in there):

GOG Bad Names.png

Wanted filename examples:

GOG Good Names.png

Basically, I want to replace underscores (_) with spaces ( ) and capitalize the first letter of each word.

But! Some words are acronyms e.g. HoMM or BG and I don't want those to be replaced with e.g. Homm or Bg. However, since GOG usually uses lowercase letters for their filenames anyway, I'm okay with it leaving a lowercase acronym all lowercase (but still capitalizing the first letter).

Or in other words, Make the first letter capitalized and don't worry about the case of any other letters in a word.

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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 06:16 PM »
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« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 06:30 PM by kilele »

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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 06:19 PM »
Just in case no coding snack M├ętamorphose is probably good option. I tested and used version 2.

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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 01:20 PM »
I made a program that does this you can get it from my website. (its called Mass File Renamer)

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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 10:32 PM »
am i too late? i like a program called Bulk Rename Utility: http://www.bulkrenam...co.uk/Main_Intro.php
« Last Edit: March 29, 2012, 10:34 PM by DyNama, Reason: fixing grammar »

Deozaan

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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 11:05 PM »
No you're not too late. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I got distracted since asking this question and haven't taken the time to try anything yet. But I appreciate having the info here for when I do finally get back to it. :-[

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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 11:09 PM »
am i too late? i like a program called Bulk Rename Utility: http://www.bulkrenam...co.uk/Main_Intro.php

+1


A DC thread on it:

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=30142.0

It's pretty robust... Includes regular expressions even.


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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 04:55 PM »
i learned a little regex just to use it in BRU!


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Re: IDEA: Grammar Nazi Mass Rename
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 09:10 PM »
i learned a little regex just to use it in BRU!


Regex is apotheosis for computers. It gives you god-like power.