What tool/program/script can I use to manipulate files based on a list of filenames?
June 25, 2009 7:39 PM Subscribe
I have a text file containing a list of image filenames and I'd like to be able to point at a folder and have it select, move or label based on the list of filenames. Is there software, script or tool that makes automating this possible?
posted by tinamonster to Computers & Internet (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I read this
question which is similar but couldn't get the solutions to work since my list is an exact filename rather than a keyword and I didn't know enough about the commands being used to adjust them.
I can also easily manipulate the list to be an exact list of paths if necessary.
As a stop-gap I am using Extensis Portfolio and tagging a custom field to move and manipulate. This limits me to one set of files rather than any file in a select folder and it also takes a very long time to catalog large numbers of files.
If there is a potential solution that has limitation please call them out. I may, from time to time, want this to work on 60k files but most days it will be only a few thousand. Your help is much appreciated.