To inform you, I've just uploaded a new application to the download page, called LazyRenamer. It is perhaps a tool you don't know you need:)... I, however, find renaming shapefiles in the basic file manager way (or command prompt way) fairly time consuming (relatively speaking), so I developed this tool, which works like this: From e.g. Windows Explorer, drag-and-drop the file you want to rename onto the LazyRenamer, and enter the new name. Try it yourself, it's not as complicated as it sounds!!!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/2008 10:17AM by andskog.
I would love to get this LazyRenamer, but couldn't find it on the downloads page. Is it still available anywhere?
It would be great if the source was made available - I would find a "copy" checkbox useful, to copy the files instead of renaming them.
By default if you want to rename a file the extension is not selected. If you select all the files that make up a shapefile and hit F2 the extension is still not selected. If you type another name Windows is now intelligent enough to rename all files at once, leaving the extensions in tact.
But thanks for sharing your code ;)
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Unfortunately that doesn't work with multiple file extensions... like the files I most often use lazyrename for, which are from a proprietary CAD/modelling program.
It also doesn't work if you have e.g. shape_file_1.shp and shape_file_12.shp, and try to rename the former.
(I made this one up because I can't remember the real example).
I have made some updates to Lazyrenamer, particularly:
- fixed a bug which produced the error "files appears to be in use by another program" if the path of the containing directory included a .
- added a "copy" button
I don't have any immediate plans to do more work on it, but I'd like to upload the new version, and an svn source repository, so the code doesn't go to waste. Would you mind if I do this?
Would you like to put it under a particular license? Your original ReadMe simply disclaimed any liability for use of the program, and required that the ReadMe be included with it.
Sites like Sourceforge and Google Code typically require an OSI compatible license like the GPL.
Just go ahead and do whatever you want with it, given that you remove my name from the code. I have no knowledge of licensing and so forth, and the thought of a worst-case-scenario made me remove it from the download section in the first place.
The current version is up at google code, with your name removed.
I've also removed the copy of the original package that I linked to earlier in this thread.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/2011 01:02AM by Alister.