In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
gnu Emacs has some nice stuff for that kind of thing.
Here are some notes to myself:
(01)(06)(09).mp3 09 06 01
army style: dayNum=1 monthNum=2 YrNum=3
sortable: YrNum=3 monthNum=2 dayNum=1
(dired-do-rename-regexp "\\(globalresearch\\)\\([0-9][0-9]\\)\\([0-9][0-9]\\)\\([0-9][0-9]\\).mp3" "GR-\\3\\2\\4.mp3")
(dired-do-rename-regexp "\\(GR-\\)\\([0-9][0-9]\\)\\([0-9][0-9]\\)\\([0-9][0-9]\\).mp3" "\\1\\4\\3\\2.mp3")
I use the above to change the name of .mp3-files from a particular
place (globalResearch.ca -- HAVE A LOOK!) to change the format
and order of date parts so that they'll sort, ie be listed in
the order I want, thata is, by date (I rearrange the date and
move it to the left side of the file-name).
where that function is described (by emacs) as:
| % R runs the command dired-do-rename-regexp
| which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `dired-aux.el'.
| It is bound to % r, % R, <menu-bar> <regexp> <rename>.
| (dired-do-rename-regexp regexp newname &optional arg whole-name)
| Rename selected files whose names match regexp to newname.
| With non-zero prefix argument arg, the command operates on the next arg
| files. Otherwise, it operates on all the marked files, or the current
| file if none are marked.
| As each match is found, the user must type a character saying
| what to do with it. For directions, type C-h at that time.
| newname may contain \<n> or \& as in `query-replace-regexp'.
| regexp defaults to the last regexp used.
| With a zero prefix arg, renaming by regexp affects the absolute file name.
| Normally, only the non-directory part of the file name is used and changed.
Another emacs example is this function (via dired-x.el, I think):
*** WDIRED: M-x wdired-change-to-wdired-mode --> mode-line: "[(Editable Dired)]" dired-edit
rename files via simply **EDITING** the names IN THE DIRED BUF ITSELF!
Command: Toggle Dired-Omit mode.
Hope this helps SOMEONE!