Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

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Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *blazerman » 2018-01-26, 23:38 UTC

Hello Mr. Ghisler,

Have been using TC Android for quite a while, which also made try TC for Windows too..
Though awaiting discounts to buy a single user license..

TC for Android seems fantastic, But lacks the multi rename tool which is there in TC for Windows..

In android multi rename tool wud be a boon to the users

Thanks in advance
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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2018-01-29, 14:56 UTC

Yes it would, but there is very little space on phone screens - especially when the keyboard is open.
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Post by *Lgmikeg5 » 2018-03-14, 14:22 UTC

A bulk rename facility would be a great help for e.g. cutting of parts of a string of a sound file which has been converted to MP3 and got a name extension ...modCodec.mp3.

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Re: Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *Tippfehler » 2019-10-25, 15:43 UTC

Bump.

Xplore has added bulk rename capability now, so how about TC? :D

The main problem with existing tools is a) inconvenient usage (open, browse here...), b) they sort-of do their job, but inconsistently. I use Batch Renamer (com.giorgioaresu.batchrenamer, not on Google Play anymore) and it works - most of the time. When invoked from TC it adds HTML url encoding (%20 etc.), but it has a simple, clean UI and decent feature set - Save templates as favorites, case conversion, etc. It interacts with apps by Share. What I'm missing is a way to rename files in an orderly fashion, i.e. the sequential numbering it does is totally random. And sometimes, maybe due to memory constraints, the file list is blank.

Why not steal a good idea, and improve upon it?

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Re: Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-10-25, 15:58 UTC

The beta version of TC 3.0 has a multi-rename tool now. You can open it via context menu by selecting at least one file.
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Re: Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *Tippfehler » 2019-10-25, 16:13 UTC

The beta version of TC3... thanks, I'll have a look ★

P.S. to clarify "random" ordering - Batch Renamer lacks controls to (re)sort the file list; the "Current name" column is unsorted, i.e. in whatever order Android chose to Share the file paths (most example screenshots online don't show this).

Sequential renumbering should be based on a user specified order - by name, date, whatever - and also the reverse. Oh, and Batch Renamer also has Search & replace features... ;))

I've uploaded a screenshot here:
https://postimg.cc/TyZzwcTB

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Re: Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-10-25, 16:22 UTC

You can manually sort the items in the multi-rename tool via drag&drop (hold finger on icon, drag, drop).

You can get the beta from the play store here:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander
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Re: Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *Tippfehler » 2019-10-25, 17:32 UTC

Does it have an Import/Export settings button? ;)

Have joined the Beta program, will in install as soon as Google lets me - clean install, or is update from 2.91 enough, which do you prefer?

And btw, does it need internet access, or do you get reports through the usual, unblockable channels?

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Re: Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *Tippfehler » 2019-10-25, 18:59 UTC

TC3 help: "... Name Mask... The button [] allows..."
"[]" (brackets) looks ambiguous (like the missing character symbol), you should insert a space between the two.

[ ]-button
Whenever I move the cursor in front of text "[N]" in the name mask field and insert any placeholder, it appears after "[N]". (Works properly when typed in, but could you use a shorter naming convention, like %N, or %n? Anyone not using Hacker's keyboard will very much hate typing the brackets...)

"Search for" field is agnostic to capitalization, "screen" gets replaced as well as "Screen" ... hmm.

Placeholders can't be used in "Replace with" field, apparently. When I try, they end up in "Name mask", inserted at the end.

Check box row (modifiers?) looks complicated, will probably be ignored by the uninitiated.

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Re: Propose : Multi rename tool for Android

Post by *Tippfehler » 2019-10-25, 20:28 UTC

I see now how the [ ] system makes sense, regex character groups work here...! ★

Thoughts:
^ as a checkbox label for "case sensitive" is bad, since ^ is also a special character
+ buttons should be colored (like in Search menu), to set them apart them visually

Help shouldn't try to connect to Wikipedia, this needs to be delegated to the user's web browser.

... And maybe, in a perfect world, the multi-rename function could be made accessible via Share. At the moment, all TC does with it, is save files as they are. :?:

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