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Batch File Renamer

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With a little command-line wizardry, helped if you’ve got Cygwin installed, you can rename a pile of files. Whenever I do a batch operation in Windows from the command line, I get nervous. I needed to rename several thousand files that came from a book publisher. They were filled with ampersands, parenthesis, spaces and other characters that can be unfriendly when transferred to a Linux-based web server. This little utility made renaming them easy. It’s now part of my can’t-do-without toolkit. I’ve only begun to exploit it’s full functionality.

It’s available for download at: cerebralsynergy.com/download.php?view.55

Written by Al Stevens

February 11th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Posted in One Thing Well

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