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Old 07-06-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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FM Question - which one removes files from view when typing a filename? (searching)

I am looking for either a plugin or a certain file manager I used to have.

For example - if I typed in Cat.txt, it would remove all the other files in the folder from being seen, and only show the cat.txt file.

This was useful for many reasons. I can't find it though. Maybe it was a plugin for thunar or nautilus?

Nautilus currently only highlights the file, and it doesn't use * so I can't use it to find things that only have a certain ending or middle. It only highlights ones that have the perfect name I am typing from the beginning.

The reason I need this is because I want to batch rename a lot of files, but only if they have a certain filename, and true I can search the files using Search, but then I can't do much of anything with them when I right click, so I can't rename them once they are searched for.

If anyone can help me that would be great!

Old 07-06-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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Use KDE with Konqueror.
For renaming use Krename or Grename
Old 07-07-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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There are several command line options in file management. Once you gain speed with these, you can do it faster than with the file browsers and mouse clicks. some of them are:

find: finds files
less: shows one screen at a time in a file
more: shows one screen at a time but only lets yo move down.
mv: moves files
rm -i: removes a file with a confimation to prevent unwanted file removal.
rm -r: removes recursive directories as well.
rmdir: removes empty directories.

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Old 07-07-2008, 04:51 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by amani View Post
Use KDE with Konqueror.
For renaming use Krename or Grename
Thanks, I just realized that you can drag and drop the found files into Krename.

The one reason I can't use the command line is because I need to verify the files before renaming - I am tagging thousands of pictures. So I need to make sure that what comes up is what I need.

Unfortunately I can't remember or duplicate however I had it last time.

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The open file dialogs ('File' > 'Open' or CTRL+O) in many KDE programs such as KView, Kuickshow, KWrite etc. have a filter box where filename patterns with wildcard characters * and ? can be used to limit the files displayed. You can drag and drop files to other programs; blocks of files can be selected by holding down Control or Control-Shift while clicking on them.

Last edited by Kenhelm; 07-07-2008 at 09:41 AM. Reason: 'shell file patterns' to 'filename patterns'


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