Easy multiple renaming command
A multiple renaming program for the console.
I started rn as a learning tool for my recently acquired Python 3 knowledge, and I really learned a lot programming it.
As it has become useful to me, I want to share it.
It was programmed using Python 3.4 in a computer running FreeBSD 10.1, and tested in FreeBSD 10.1 and Windows XP. It should work unchanged in GNU/Linux and OS X, too, but I have not tested it.
If you own or have access to a Mac, I would really appreciate it if you run the test program in it and let me know the results. The same goes for any GNU/Linux system. See the test section for details.
To install the program:
$ pip install rn
To install the documentation you will have to download the package and untar it with your favorite program or through the console:
$ tar -xz -f rn-1.0.?.tar.gz
Now you will find, in different formats, the manual under the doc folder.
rn.1 is the manual in man format. If you are using a UNIX like system, you can copy it to your man directory (as root) and access it anytime with man rn.
cp rn.1.gz /usr/local/man/man1/
The path to your man pages may be different.
Delete any number of characters from your selection of file names starting at the beginning, at the end or in the middle.
Crop text from the files names: words, letters, from a word to the end, from the beginning to a letter or word…
Replace letter or words inside the names of the files.
Change the capitalization or case.
Add prefixes or suffixes.
Apply all the above to directory names or file extensions.
If you have downloaded the package (and not only install it with pip), you will have a test folder containing two archives.
To run the test, make a copy of the executable rn as rn.py in the test directory, change to the test directory and execute the script test :
You have to have pytest installed.
If some error raises, please, run the test again directing the output to a file and e-mail it to me with any details you may find important.
$ ./test > test-results-file
If there were not errors and you are running a system different of FreeBSD or Windows XP, please let me know that the program works in your operating system, too.
You may contact the author of the program at: <rn-program at mundo-r dot com>
rn-1.0.2, September 26, 2015. Same as rn-1.0.1 and rn-1.0.0. Problems uploading the package forced me to change the revision number. Sorry for that.
rn-1.0.1, September 26, 2015. Same as rn-1.0.0. Read above.
rn-1.0.0, September 26, 2015. First release of rn.
The program rn is distributed under the GPLv3 license.
Copyright (C) 2015 Jose M. Casarejos
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
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