Regex File Renaming?

Jan 18, 2008 at 7:23 PM
I almost did a backflip when I saw your project but then I realized I misread the function of the utility.

For a long time I've used a powerful file rename utility called gren to do regex based file renaming. gren is a powerful tool but it was last updated in 2002. The perl style regex library is very powerful but it lacks some of the character classes and the utility simply won't rename directories. So when I thought I saw a tool that could replace it I was pretty excited.

Is there any chance you could modify your slick utility to do file renames?

You can find gren here:

Even if you choose not to include this kind of function you may want to consider one of the functions from gren, reading in a rules file for batch regex processing.