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Last post Author Topic: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions  (Read 8879 times)

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2019, 03:53 PM »
Yes, it does - so you can match subfolders.  :)

Not sure you got what I meant:

Would rename     'test\one\three\one\fred.pdf' to 'test\dne\three\one\frd.pdf' ...

Given the Regex I used it looks like the groups were:
test\o(ne\three\one\fr)e(d)

ie. The complete path was handled as a string instead of each component of the path, (directories and file), handled individually, (test, one, three, one, fred - each having the Regex performed against them).

If that's the way it's supposed to work then, no offence, it's going to be the strangest rename program I've ever seen and make working out the Regex a bit more complex, (although it would allow renaming dirs/files based on parent and/or sub-dirs).

Need more clarification.

Of course, it could of just been a complete fluke that I happened to create a directory structure and choose a Regex that would bring about this confusion ...

I don't know if you noticed but it was suggesting directory name changes even though I hadn't specified the -d parameter.

If they are a part of the path to a regular file, yes. You cannot rename a whole directory without a file in it though.
I could make the non-d call skip subfolders, but then -d would be the same thing as not using -r, or am I mistaken?

I think this is connected with the point above, is the full path handled as a string or are directories and files handled on their individual names?

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  1. ls * | sed -E 's/(.*)text(.*)to(.*)remove(.*)/mv & "$1$2$3$4"/' | sh

Would a recursive version be the equivalent of changing to the next sub-dir and performing the same command?

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2019, 04:04 PM »
The full path is handled as a string (and split between path and filename and, optionally, extension during processing). I admit that some features can be confusing even to me.  ;D

So here's how it is intended to work:

  • remv "a" "b":
    The current directory is processed, all sub-directories are ignored. Folders won't be touched at all.
  • remv -r "a" "b":
    The current directory and all of its sub-directories are processed. If a path matches, it will be renamed.
    - a.txt will be renamed to b.txt
    - a\some.txt will be renamed to b\some.txt fixed with 1.3.0
    - However, a\ alone won't be renamed to b\ if no files match.
  • remv -dr "a" "b":
    The current directory and all of its sub-directories are processed. If a path matches, it will be renamed.
    - a.txt will be renamed to b.txt
    - a\some.txt will be renamed to b\some.txt
    - a\ alone will also be renamed to b\ if no files match.

 :-[
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 05:07 PM by Tuxman »

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2019, 04:51 PM »
I fixed the -E flag with version 1.2.2. That was a really dumb error.

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2019, 05:06 PM »
I fixed the somewhat anti-logical behavior of the -d flag with version 1.3.0. It should match the README now less badly.

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2019, 05:28 PM »
EDIT: You uploaded 1.3.0 while I was typing this, so used 1.3.0.

Still trying to work out what's supposed to happen w.r.t. paths/files using Regex so:

remv -sndrvv "o(.+)e(.+)" d$1$2 test

Acting on:
\test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee\ofile.text

What do you think should be the expected outcome, (before running remv on it - what do you think the final full path should be)?

BTW, it suggested three (3) renames but did four (4)  ;)


And wait until you try non-greedy Regex:

remv -sndrvv "o(?:.+)e(.+)" d$1$2 test

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2019, 05:36 PM »
You and your cheeky test cases.
The expected outcome should be a simulation (-n).  :P

Your flags suggest that

\test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee\ofile.text

should be renamed to

\test\test2\One\twd\three\ozorroee\ofile.txtxt

Or something.  :huh:

Surprise me: Which one have I forgot to log this time?

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2019, 05:50 PM »
Surprise me:

Surprise!

2019-01-15 10_24_57-K__test.png

remv -sdrvv "o(.+)e(.+)" d$1$2 test
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remv -sdrvv "o(?:.+)e(.+)" d$1$2 test
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  1. K:\>remv -sdrvv "o(?:.+)e(.+)" d$1$2 test
  2.  Renaming           'test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee\ofile.txt' to 'test\test2\One\twd.txt' ...
  3. Successfully renamed test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee\ofile.txt to test\test2\One\twd.txt.
  4.  Renaming           'test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee' to 'test\test2\One\twde' ...
  5. Successfully renamed test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee to test\test2\One\twde.
  6.  Processed        'test\test2\One\two\three' ...
  7.  Skipping         'test\test2\One\two' ...
  8.  Skipping         'test\test2\One' ...
  9.  Skipping         'test\test2' ...
  10.  [STATS] Renamed 2 files and directories (0 failed, 4 skipped).

2019-01-15 10_48_53-K__test.png

Or something.  :huh:

 :P

OK, so if I've got this right, maybe, the full path is split into two parts only to be acted upon:

  • \test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee\
  • ofile.text

?

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2019, 05:52 PM »
Yup, "processed" is a new output in 1.3.0, it means that the rename_file() function had created the target directory already.  :)
(Because if I would just count that as "exists", it'd fail.)

Ha!

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2019, 06:06 PM »
OK, so if I've got this right, maybe, the full path is split into two parts only to be acted upon:

  • \test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee\
  • ofile.text

?

Starting with the current version, more or less.

With -dr, the whole path is seen as one string (with or without the file's extension  ;)), regex_replace() is applied to it.
Without -dr, only the second part (= the file name, with or without the file's extension  ;)) will be processed. In fact, the regex_search() function will not even see the parent path anymore.

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  1. if (bRenameDirectories) {
  2.     // If the user has decided to not rename directories, why would we
  3.     // want to rename paths on the way?
  4.     out_path_stream << parent_path_stream.str();
  5. }

(Stop modifying your postings while I reply to them.  :mad: :-[)

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2019, 06:09 PM »
OK, so if I've got this right, maybe, the full path is split into two parts only to be acted upon:

  • \test\test2\One\two\three\ozorroee\
  • ofile.text

?

Starting with the current version, more or less.

With -dr, the whole path is seen as one string (with or without the file's extension  ;)), regex_replace() is applied to it.
Without -d, only the second part (= the file name, with or without the file's extension  ;)) will be processed.

(Stop modifying your postings while I reply to them.  :mad: :-[)

OK, now it makes sense ... was completely at odds with every other rename program I've used  ;D

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2019, 06:11 PM »
I added a clarification above.  :D

was completely at odds with every other rename program I've used  ;D

I had not tested most of them, I guess. Sorry for breaking your habits?

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Re: remv: Rename files (and directories) with regular expressions
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2019, 08:17 PM »
Moved the repo over to my server:
https://code.rosaelefanten.org/remv