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Help with bulk renaming asian files

 
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bigboxred



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Help with bulk renaming asian files Reply with quote

Hello,
the product is absolutely great, but I'm struggling to find a way to replace anything non-ascii (especially asian characters) with ascii characters or a simple number sequence, while preserving the extension.

What I need is the following... I want PFrank to detect files any file with asian characters like:

- 配件成本外贸报价.xls and rename it to asianfile001.xls
- 08류성용.xls and rename it to asianfile002.xls
- _DSC0023挖.jpg and rename it to asianfile003.jpg

etc....

Could anyone please show me the light? I've tried for a while already but cannot find the way to do this.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Alex
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has to be done with a plugin.
If I understand you correctly, you want to change the prefix to 'asian<number>' if there are any asian characters present in the name.
If true, then try the "newly created" plugin at:

http://www3.telus.net/pfrank/PFrank_AssignAsian_Plugin.py

Just follow the instructions in the header of the file for installing.
Once installed, you should be able to select the plugin command from the
pre-defined command menu and insert it into the custom renaming creator list.

Hope this helps Very Happy

If you like it let me know and I'll make it available on the PFrank Plugins Web Page in case anyone else in the world needs this or similar functionality!

Peter.
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bigboxred



Joined: 18 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:27 am    Post subject: error while validating plug-in Reply with quote

Hello Peter,
Thanks for the extraordinarly fast reaction time. I was wrong: yours isn't a great utility, it is an extraordinary one!

I do however run into a small problem:
I just installed the plugin, and when I start PFrank I get the error message below.
I installed the new plugin file as PFrankUser.py in the proper directory (I'm not using any other plugin so I just renamed the file I downloaded). Then I associated with Notepad to allow editing.
I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here, but I cannot figure out what...

I'll keep trying, but would be really glad if you could guide me through this.
Many, many thanks again!
Alex


PS - I've just sent you a PP donation (captainbluesky), and I encourage all PFrank users to do the same - this software will save me a serious headache, as my office server backup utility stalls on asian characters. Thank you!


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Jun 19 2008 06:15:25 ***User Defined Command File (Plugin) Validation Summary

Error: Cannot Access UserRenamerList in 'PFrankUser.py' User Defined Command File (Plugin) File.

Stack Trace:
============
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "SearchRepGui.pyo", line 627, in ValidateUserFile
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'UserRenamerList'

What a I doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry - it's my fault.
The UserRenamerList was conditionally compiled out.

I uploaded a new version of the plugin at:

http://www3.telus.net/pfrank/PFrank_AssignAsian_Plugin.py

Let me know if there are any problems.

And thanks for the donation - it's much appreciated!

Peter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works great! thanks
Now I can to sleep Rolling Eyes while PFrank does it all for me...
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