Re: filename prefixes while transfering images from memory cards
In gtkam, and maybe also in digikam, when we connect a camera and
download images to the hard disk, we can specify the destination folder
and also filename prefixes (along with dates IIRC) and get appropriate
image file names, e.g. 20060404_funpicnic.jpg. This is very helpful in
sorting the pictures.
I was wondering, can this be done when I am transfering images from a
memory card (through a card reader) instead of from a camera directly?
Adding a prefix to all the files in a directory is as easy as
for i in *; do mv $i prefix$i; done
(tested under bash). So one approach is to copy the files from the
memory card to a temporary directory and run the above command.
More such goodies can be learned by reading "The Advanced Bash-Scripting
Guide" (apt-get install abs-guide).
Does that help solve your problem?