That's a good question. I've been playing around with some totally discard-able test files but unable to figure it out. Using "extension" will rename the extension but it requires an entry and will not accept a blank field. Using "full name" might remove the extension but mangles the rest of the file names. It would not surprise me if regex was the way to go.
Forgive me for mentioning a rival app but Solid Explorer batch rename system is close to perfect, we don't need to try and miss because it have a preview system and click-able placeholders, that make the life a lot easier, and leaving Regex stuff for advanced users. I Hope Hootan can implement something like that in the future. Thank you for your time.
- I renamed "Section" to "Header". Which one do you think is better?
I can understand the inclination to call it a header a from a programming or technical point of view, but IMO "Section" is a better one-word description because the word section implies that it could be one of several, while the word header could be interpreted as a label at the top of one large list or the top of small parts of the lists... aka sub-sections. A section is somewhat defined by other sections where a header is not necessarily so.
So, I think that in this case words like "Section" and "Group" do better at describing the underlying function is to a wider range of users.
- I renamed "Add section" to "Add header". Which one do you think is better?
Enter the name: $1
Regex pattern: (.*)\.[^.]+$
I'll improve the batch rename ASAP.
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