Re: reorder files with a mouse in a file browser and rename them
This may be a little odd question. Can any of the file browsers
(konqueror, nautilus) let a user reorder the files in a folder by
dragging them to a certain position and then to rename the ordered files
automatically with a file pattern?
This problem arose because I have a few hundred of images which are
jumbled up in time order. I have seen a friend do something similar in
XP's Windows Explorer. I am hoping it can be done in Linux too in some
way: order the image files by dragging them to their position in the
file browser and to run a script on the newly ordered files to rename
them numerically in that order.
Just in case all the images have EXIF information in them, the task can
be done quite easily with exiv2. Looking at the exiv2 man page I found
the following in the EXAMPLES section:
exiv2 rename img_1234.jpg
Renames img_1234.jpg (taken on 13-Nov-05 at 22:58:31) to
exiv2 -r’:basename:_%Y%m’ rename img_1234.jpg
Renames img_1234.jpg to img_1234_200511.jpg
This may not be a solution to the particular problem, but with EXIF and
exiv2 ordering a bunch of images is quite easy.