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Re-naming all files in a folder? #92655 03/08/04 04:31 PM
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Is it possible to rename all files in one folder? If so i'd like to take a certain string out for example "-abc'. Would this freeze my mirc and computer ?

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92656 03/08/04 04:39 PM
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.echo -q $findfile(folder,*.*,0,.rename $1- $remove($1-,-abc))


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Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92657 03/08/04 04:51 PM
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That returns '399' which is how many files i have in that folder

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92658 03/08/04 04:53 PM
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If i had

textfile1-abc.txt
textfile2-abc.txt
textfile3-abc.txt
picture-abc.jpeg

how do i rename them all in one step while taking out just '-abc' in all 4 files

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92659 03/08/04 05:04 PM
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Have you even tried it?

Here's an example:

//write a-abc.txt | write b-abc.txt | write c-abc.txt | .echo -q $findfile($mircdir,*.*,0,.rename $+(",$1-") $remove($+(",$1-"),-abc))


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Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92660 03/08/04 05:44 PM
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he probably already renamed them when he tried it lol.
maybe should've made it rename instead of .rename
so he could see it happening.

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92661 03/08/04 07:04 PM
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yeah that worked out great, the problem i could see happening is if there was lets say 2000 files in the folder it might freeze

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92662 03/08/04 07:57 PM
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In a situation like that, I would think he would put something like, "Renaming files... please be patient." and then "Done." when the renaming is complete. Sure, it'll lock up the system, but the only other way I know to do it quicker is to use a DLL, but still you're going to have a few seconds of freezing on a long file list.

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$dllcall() might come in handy laugh

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92664 04/08/04 12:56 AM
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what dll would you be using for that ?

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There are some filesystem dlls at mircscripts.org, but as far as I know none of them support mass-renaming. I would stick to $findfile().

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92666 04/08/04 03:18 AM
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i'm curious as to why you suggested $dllcall then

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Why not use an external application like DMEXMenu (free) or the inexpensive ($15 USD) Better File Rename ? Neither of which takes more than 10 seconds when changing the names of over 10,000 files on my computer (thus no noticable freeze/lockup). The latter will change folder names, as well as sub folders and files.


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Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92668 04/08/04 04:09 PM
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Quote:
i'm curious as to why you suggested $dllcall then


It was in reply to cgfiend, who said that even when you use a DLL you'll have to bear a mIRC freeze. This would be true if you were to use $dll(), but now $dllcall() allows you to run the DLL in a separate thread and let mIRC continue normally.

For example, $dllcall(file.dll, [color:blue]mass_ren_done, MassRename, c:\folder\)[/color] would return immediately to the script, leaving the renaming process in the background. When it's done, mIRC will call the custom alias you specified, "mass_ren_done".

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92669 05/08/04 01:29 AM
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thanks for the help

above tidy_trax posted a helpful alias but what if i'd just like to remove the '-abc' and not add a "." Is this possible ?

Re: Re-naming all files in a folder? #92670 05/08/04 02:05 AM
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Use your OS smile Here's an NT solution, I don't know 9x syntax for this. ;p
Code:
alias renall {
  if !$isdir($2-) { echo -a * /renall <string> <path> | return }
  var %a = $1,%b
  .fopen -no renall renall.cmd
  if !$ferr { %b = $findfile($2,$+(*,%a,*),0,renal $+(%a,;,$1-)) }
  .fclose renall
  if $file(renall.cmd) { run -n renall.cmd | echo -a * Renaming %b files. }
  .timerrenall 1 5 .remove renall.cmd
}
alias -l renal { 
  tokenize 59 $1-
  .fwrite -n renall rename $+(",$2," ",$remove($nopath($2),$1),")  
}


Example: /renall -abc X:\path\to\files