Handling time-stamps and date-stamps in file names
This Python script adds, removes, and manages date- and time-stamps in file names.
2013-05-09 a file name with ISO date stamp in name – tag1.jpg
2013-05-09T16.17 file name with time stamp – tag3.csv
Per default, date2name gets the modification time of matching files and directories and adds a datestamp in standard ISO 8601+ format YYYY-MM-DD (http://datestamps.org/index.shtml) at the beginning of the file- or directoryname. If an existing timestamp is found, its style will be converted to the selected ISO datestamp format but the numbers stays the same. Executed with an examplefilename “file” this results e.g. in “2008-12-31_file”. Note: Other that defined in ISO 8601+ the delimiter between hours, minutes, and seconds is not a colon but a dot. Colons are causing several problems on different file systems and are there fore replaced with the (older) DIN 5008 version with dots.
Run date2name –help for usage hints
|-h, --help||show this help message and exit|
|modify only directory names|
|-f, --files||modify only file names|
|-C, --compact||use compact datestamp (YYYYMMDD)|
|-M, --month||use datestamp with year and month (YYYY-MM)|
|-w, --withtime||use datestamp including seconds (YYYY-MM-DDThh.mm.ss)|
|-m, --mtime||take modification time for datestamp [default]|
|-c, --ctime||take creation time for datestamp|
|-q, --quiet||do not output anything but just errors on console|
|-v, --verbose||enable verbose mode|
|do not convert existing datestamps to new format|
|-s, --dryrun||enable dryrun mode: just simulate what would happen, do not modify files or directories|
|--version||display version and exit|
Please read https://github.com/novoid/filetags/ for further information and descriptions.