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File rename - 2 suggestions only matched data, history

Post  anomander on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:55 am

Suggestion #1

Can an option to rename only the matched data, leaving the rest of the file name intact be considered.

Hypothetical example:

ORIGINAL: random name 01 (of 08) (2010) (Digital) (c2c) (Bob-Jane).cbz

CURRENT: Random Name #001 (of 08) (2009).cbz

PROPOSED: Random Name #001 (of 08) (2009) (Digital) (c2c) (Bob-Jane).cbz


Suggestion #2

Only allow renames on cbz that have existing metadata. This way you can store the original file name in the metadata ensuring even the worst renaming mistakes can be reverted.
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Post  ComicTagger on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:11 pm

Suggestion #1 would be tricky given the way the code is written, and I don't see implementing it anytime soon.

#2 isn't a bad idea. Do you use the GUI or CLI? I also have on my possible feature list to add checkboxes to the GUI preview, so you can skip the renames that you don't like.
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Post  DP812 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:03 pm

I've got a suggestion about the file rename, can it be made so that when we tag a file with auto-tag, it automatically renames the files?

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Post  anomander on Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:11 am

ComicTagger wrote:Suggestion #1 would be tricky given the way the code is written, and I don't see implementing it anytime soon.

Understood. Its a pity because the current rename can throw away information that is impossible to get back. In general I think renaming is pretty evil but given the impossibly diverse naming schemes out there I see no real current alternative. Even names that look similar in fact turn out to be so differernt as to make matching very hard. I have had some success though.

ComicTagger wrote:#2 isn't a bad idea. Do you use the GUI or CLI? I also have on my possible feature list to add checkboxes to the GUI preview, so you can skip the renames that you don't like.
Currently I use the GUI but have no objections to using the CLI. However given that suggestion #1 will likely not happen I wont be using CT renaming features. I am however happy to test anything you need tested. Just let me know.

DP812 wrote:I've got a suggestion about the file rename, can it be made so that when we tag a file with auto-tag, it automatically renames the files?

Makes sense. I would suggest though that my suggestion #2 comes first because that level of automation needs some sort of roll back.
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