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    KRename is a tool to rename files easily.


    • Rename large numbers of files
    • Rename files, by simply adding a sequence of numbers or changing case
    • Plugins can be used to rename files using metadata from images, movies, music and more


    • Starting in the Files tab, Add the files to be renamed.

      • If a file is not wanted, click Remove
      • Click Remove All to start over
    • In the Destination tab, choose the action to be performed on the files

      • Rename the files, leaving them in the original folder
      • Copy the files to another folder, renaming them. The original files are left untouched
      • Move the files to another folder, renaming them
      • Create symbolic links in another folder. The links use the naming method requested, the original files untouched
    • The plugins tab lists the plugins available

      • Available plugins are listed in the box on the left. Choosing a plugin displays the tags that are available when renaming files
    • Filename

      • Choose the naming scheme to use when renaming files
        • For Prefix and Suffix, choose Number or Date to add each to the beginning or end of the filename. A custom string may be entered in the box next to the drop-down list
        • Choose an option for the Filename or Extension. Using Custom allows the use of the tags provided by plugins
        • If using numbers, choose a starting and ending range
      • The box at the bottom is a preview of the renamed file
    • Click Finish to perform the renaming operation


    Dominik Seichter <domseichter AT>

    • Original author: Dominik Seichter <domseichter AT>
    • Current maintainer: Heiko Becker <heirecka at exherbo dot org>