Sunday, October 19, 2008

Batch replacing a big deal in Mac OS X

Used to be that in the old linux days one could just use the commandline tool rename to mass-replace filenames with new ones. Amazingly, Mac OS X does not have this utility. Seems like you have to pay more and more for less and less.

After searching for a source code copy of rename (and no, I didn't want to write my own, simply because I know this script/program exists), all I found was MassReplaceIt. It works, but replace was so much easier to use.

1 comment:

Smaran said...

Check out Renamer4Mac. It's what I use. The only drawback is that it's shareware. This is the first I've heard of MassReplaceIt. Will check it out. I generally prefer using FOSS when there's a good alternative. :)