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Utility to rename files as they are extracted from a RAR archive

I have many data files named in a particular format. The files are either ZIP or RAR archives, and contain several sub-data files each in different formats (with a different extension; this is Windows). I need a utility to extract the contents and simultaneously rename each sub-data file to the name of its parent archive AND preserve the sub-data files' extensions. Anyone know of such a utility? Winrar, 7zip don't do this, and I've had no luck searching around.
posted by flutable on Jun 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Should I give myself a middle name?

I have an uncommon, but very well known fictional first name. I've never met anyone else with it, but everyone knows it. I like my name and it's who I am, but I get tired of having to talk about it with everyone I meet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2012 - 40 answers

C++ filter: How do I get a filename from a FILE * pointer?

Is there a way to find out the filename associated with a specific FILE * pointer? (OS: Red Hat EL 5) [more inside]
posted by tckma on Apr 12, 2012 - 28 answers

How can I batch rename filenames to match a list from another folder (or text file) on a Mac?

How can I batch rename filenames to match a list from another folder (or text file) on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Nov 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Nothing's quite as enraging as not being able to find a simple solution to a simple problem.

Unix wizards: How the heck can I sequentially rename a bunch of files to 001, 002, etc., without using a shell script? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 on Nov 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Wordpress Wizards of MeFi, can you help me?

Wordpress.org Links Widget Problem: This seems like it should be relatively easy, but I can't figure it out – Is there a way I can change the titles of the Wordpress Links Widgets (Blogroll) as seen in the admin panel? I'm using many instances of the the links widget for different groups of links (trust me that there's a good reason for this), and currently what I see in my sidebar section in the Widgets area of the admin panel is a column of LINKS, LINKS, LINKS, LINKS, etc., when what I want to see is LINKS Topic A, LINKS Topic B, LINKS Topic C, etc. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Batch renaming through sub-directories!

I want to write a batch file that will let me change the extensions of all the files of a certain type (so, like, "ren *.nco *.zip") through all of the sub-directories in a directory. If this is possible, how is it done? [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Jul 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Renaming a whole bunch of files at once, in bash

Please help me rename ~1300 image files in bash, en masse. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Dec 12, 2010 - 8 answers

One to Many Renaming & Copying

Looking for a utility to take a single original file, and make multiple copies of that file with different file names, pulled from a list. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Mar 1, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I change part of a title across several episodes of the same podcast in iTunes?

How do I change part of a title across several episodes of the same podcast in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

The County Formerly Known As...

Is there a word or term that expresses the following concept more accurately than "rename"? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jun 17, 2009 - 25 answers

Photo organizing software that renames as I drag photos into order?

I am in the process of scanning about 1,500 photos from my life (thank you Epson auto feeder) and am now tasked with organizing them into a useful digital library. The order is almost completely random, and while I can organize them by subject into folders, what I really need is a program that will let me drag and drop thumbnails into the order that I want them and then rename the files so that they remain in that order. Does anyone know of such a software program or have any other suggestions for doing this? And I'm on a Mac (Leopard), but have Parallels if need be. Thanks! Seth
posted by SethLeonard on Sep 4, 2008 - 14 answers

Do I have to turn このファイル.dat into 00001.dat?

Is there some way to bulk rename files from kanji/kana to romaji? Or any other solution to keep some of the Japanese file name while only using ASCII characters? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Jun 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Remove select groups of characters from multiple filenames of varying names ( ie. remove 'yyz' from x yyz.jpg, xtb yyz.txt, xbg yyz.mp3) in mass?

Is there a Windows program that will remove select words / characters from multiple file names? For example remove "meh" from Blhahheh meh meh.txt", "tantnran meh" (folder), and from "nopenot meh.wav"? [more inside]
posted by rasmerack on May 4, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I rename a file to user input and then FTP it, all from a batch file?

I want to create a batch file compatible with Windows XP and Vista that will do the following: 1) Get user input (name) 2) Rename an existing file to the input name string 3) Upload the renamed file to an anonymous FTP server that takes neither username nor password (no prompting) [more inside]
posted by Ky on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 answers

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Help me automate this task involving USB-disks, Excel, HTML and maybe a batch file. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Mar 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Automating file copying on a Mac

How do I copy a file to multiple folders, and rename it based on those folders? I know the answer is "unix", but I need hand-holding. [more inside]
posted by O9scar on Feb 21, 2008 - 9 answers

TrueType (.ttf) or OpenType (.otf) font file rename utility for Mac OS X?

Does anyone know of a TrueType (.ttf) or OpenType (.otf) font file rename utility for Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by bigt83 on Jan 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Resize/Rename Images with PHP

Resizing/renaming images with PHP and keeping only the thumbnail [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Dec 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Software filter: looking for a free program to rename lots of image files...

Software filter: looking for a free program to rename lots of image files... [more inside]
posted by itheearl on Jul 9, 2007 - 16 answers

How Do I Get Vista To Rename 'User' Folders?

Idiotfilter: How do I get Windows Vista to update my new user name across all the folders? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Jul 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Batch rename a group of files to odd numbers only?

How do I batch rename a group of files so that the new names are all odd numbers? [more inside]
posted by frogan on May 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Organize my mp3 collection.

I've searched and searched, but everyone has albums. I'm the one whose been downloading singles off p2p networks for ages. I've never owned an album/cd. Which is why this is slightly hard for me.. Now, some of them have whacky tags, and some of them have whacky filenames. [more inside]
posted by Devileyezz on Nov 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Batch converting filenames to/from hex?

Is there a good way to convert an entire directory of numbered files from hex to decimal notation or vice versa? For example, I'll have files named AK00.txt AK03.txt and AK1F.txt that I want to convert to AK00.txt AK03.txt and AK31.txt. I've considered writing a shell script to do this, but if a solution already exists, I would love to hear about it. Thanks!
posted by idontlikewords on Aug 28, 2006 - 5 answers

How to Batch Rename images based on caption in IPTC?

How to Batch Rename images based on caption in IPTC? [more inside]
posted by BobsterLobster on Aug 10, 2006 - 3 answers

RenameMyBlankFilter

Name My _______ Filter: Help me generate ideas to rename a non-profit! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 30, 2006 - 21 answers

How do I rename files based on the contents of a text file?

I have a folder of 300+ files with three digit file names. I also have a tab-delimited text file which has the current file name and the corresponding desired file name. How can I use the text file to properly rename all my files? (This is on Mac OS X)
posted by nathan_teske on Apr 21, 2006 - 14 answers

How to go from "this_" to "this" ?

Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 answers

Rename HTML files with title tag

I have a large number of HTML files with numeric names (001.html, 2990.html, etc.). I would like to have each file renamed with text drawn from each file's HTML title tag. [more inside]
posted by tranquileye on Feb 13, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I rename folders based on ID3 tags?

How can I rename my music folders on my Mac based on ID3 tags? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Aug 20, 2005 - 12 answers

Batch renaming files

I'm looking for a good way to tweak bunches of files. I'm pretty sure there's been a question about this before, and "Batch Rename" was recommended. Looking for other recommendations, or advice on Batch Rename. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Mar 10, 2005 - 9 answers

How can I automatically remove characters from 200 filenames?

Six characters, in search of a way to replace them
I have a series of files whose names I'd like to edit by taking out part of the name and replacing it but the part I'd like to remove from each file name is different. [more] [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 23, 2005 - 16 answers

Bulk-renaming Folders

Is there a way to bulk rename a bunch of folders in Windows XP by just removing any white space? I want to upload these to a web server and would prefer avoiding the %20 madness.
posted by fletchmuy on Aug 31, 2004 - 5 answers

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