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Locodarwin

Bulk Filename Search & Replace

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I've created a very simple and yet very handy bulk filename search & replace tool.

Similar ones likely exist; I did a quick search but could not find anything that performed this exact function.

Given a folder name (which can be browsed to), the tool will search out any filenames in the folder that contain the 'search' text and replace said text with the contents of the 'replace' input control.

For example, if you have a directory with 20 files all named "john1.txt" through "john20.txt" that you want to change to "jane1.txt" through "jane20.txt", just use the search phrase of 'john' and a replace phrase of 'jane' and point to the correct directory.

Saves a bunch of time for those who deal with lots of little report files, logs, etc. It can change the names of hundreds of files in mere seconds.

Filename_S_R.au3


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

And here's a function to perform the same thing:

#include <Array.au3>

Func _FilenameSearchReplace($FSR_folder, $FSR_searchphrase, $FSR_replacephrase)
    $FSR_filelist = _FileListToArray($FSR_folder)
    Dim $FSR_outputlist[$FSR_filelist[0] + 1]
    For $FSR_x = 1 to $FSR_filelist[0]
        Local $in = $FSR_folder & "\" & $FSR_filelist[$FSR_x]
        Local $out = StringReplace($FSR_filelist[$FSR_x], $FSR_searchphrase, $FSR_replacephrase)
        $FSR_outputlist[$FSR_x] = $FSR_folder & "\" & $out
        FileMove($in, $FSR_outputlist[$FSR_x])
    Next
EndFunc
Edited by Locodarwin

(Yet Another) ExcelCOM UDF"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly...[indent]...specialization is for insects." - R. A. Heinlein[/indent]

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