Bug#853169: ITP: rnm -- Bulk rename utility
Owner: Md Jahidul Hamid <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Version: N/A; reported 2017-01-30
* Package name : rnm
Version : 4.0.0
Upstream Author : Md Jahidul Hamid <email@example.com>
* URL : https://github.com/neurobin/rnm
* License : (GPL-3)
Programming Lang: (C, C++)
Description : Bulk rename utility
Man page URL : https://docs.neurobin.org/man/man1/rnm.html
Renames files/directories in bulk. Naming scheme (*Name String*) can be
applied or regex replace can be performed to modify file names. It uses PCRE2
(revised version of PCRE) regex to provide search (and replace) functionality.
It provides versatile options to modify names, delete/replace part of it,
indexing, case conversion, insert text, insert various file information like
modification time, access time, permission etc.., insert parent directory names
and many more.
File search functionality is provided with PCRE2 regex. Fixed string search is
Operations (rename, changing names, search) are selective of file type
(directory, file, link).
Files can be sorted by name, modification time, access time, size, file type
(directory, file, link) etc..
It provides an undo functionality to move back unwanted rename operations.
Different **rnm** operations on different directory remembers their own undo
Simulations can be run instead of actual rename to view the potential outcome
as program output on terminal with the *-sim* option.
- if there are other packages providing similar functionality, how does it
* There are lots of renaming tools out there, but the indexing and sorting
facility makes a difference here and also the ability to insert different level
of parent directory names.
* Indexes can be represented in binary, hexadecimal or in other bases (2-36)
or in scientific form or Latin form.
- The precision of index is not limited by system limitation (It uses gmplib).
* Index flags are available to format the indexes in desirable ways.
* A regex replace operation to change the name or search operation can be
performed selectively to only files/directories/links by simply passing
modifiers ('f' for file, 'd' for directory, 'l' for link).
* Reverse search is as easier as passing a modifier '!' with the searh string.
- why is this package useful/relevant?
* Because renaming files is a basic operation that everyone needs to do and
there are lots criteria they want to meet.
- is it a dependency for another package?
- do you use it?
* I use it very frequently, primarily for indexing files.
- how do you plan to maintain it?
* I am always available for any problems/bugs regarding my software. The
maintainer would need to email me or file bug reports on the original github
repository, though I wish to be a maintainer myself :D.