A couple of new plugins

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Charles Dye

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#1
Fortune: Displays or returns a random line from a file. Includes provisions for not repeating the last n lines returned, and for biasing the selection toward the beginning of the file.
unm.edu/~cdye/plugins/fortune.html

FixNames: Renames filenames containing unfortunate characters. Primitive; I may add elaborations later.
unm.edu/~cdye/plugins/fixnames.html
 
#2
Does FixNames handle "%20" and return a space?

Fortune: Displays or returns a random line from a file. Includes provisions for not repeating the last n lines returned, and for biasing the selection toward the beginning of the file.
unm.edu/~cdye/plugins/fortune.html

FixNames: Renames filenames containing unfortunate characters. Primitive; I may add elaborations later.
unm.edu/~cdye/plugins/fixnames.html
 
#4
Charles,

What I would like to see in FIXNAMES is a way to see the old and new names - sort of like

c:\> global /h /i for %fn in (whatever) ren /N "%fn" %@replace[whatever,replacement,%fn] >! d:\filelist.txt

would generate d:\filelist.txt

"c:\folder\sub2\what%20ever.txt" ==> "c:\folder\sub2\what ever.txt"
no files renamed.
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Dye
To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 10:10 PM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Yes, %nn (where nn is any two hexadecimal digits) maps to the corresponding character. (Unless that character is itself problematic, in which case you get an underscore.)
 

Charles Dye

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#5
Adding a /N wouldn't be difficult.

The output wouldn't necessarily be 100% correct, though. The routine which generates new names checks for existing files with the same name, and if found, modifies the new name to avoid collisions. So if there are multiple files to be renamed in the same directory, one rename can affect later ones....
 
#6
How about using EXIT codes if there is a collision? Or other checkable conditions? How is the new name derived if there is a collision?
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 10:43 PM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Adding a /N wouldn't be difficult.

The output wouldn't necessarily be 100% correct, though. The routine which generates new names checks for existing files with the same name, and if found, modifies the new name to avoid collisions. So if there are multiple files to be renamed in the same directory, one rename can affect later ones....
 
#8
Thanks for posting the revised version.... about to try some files...
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Dye
To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 11:12 AM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Okay, I've put up a new build with a couple of new options. /N disables the rename; /NF disables just the collision-check feature (you should get an error message and an exit code).
 
#9
for %fn in (@filelist_1.txt) fixnames /n "%fn"

does not generate any messages...... filelist_1.txt was generated with:

dir /a: /b /s /o:gen c:\*%%* d:\*%%* > d:\filelist_1.txt
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Dye
To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 11:12 AM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Okay, I've put up a new build with a couple of new options. /N disables the rename; /NF disables just the collision-check feature (you should get an error message and an exit code).
 

Charles Dye

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#10
for %fn in (@filelist_1.txt) fixnames /n "%fn"

does not generate any messages...... filelist_1.txt was generated with:

dir /a: /b /s /o:gen c:\*%%* d:\*%%* > d:\filelist_1.txt
I'll bet your file list contains single percent signs. Those are subject to variable expansion before my command ever sees them....

You could bypass the whole file-list step by just

Code:
fixnames /s /n c:\*%%* d:\*%%*
Personally, I'd be reluctant to allow a beta plugin to rampage over entire hard drives, even with a do-nothing option. I'd suggest testing first with dummy files, or copies of real files, in a scratch directory!
 
#11
Granted - but then why did it not display "File Not Found" type messages? I also tried with setdos /x-12345689 but that didn't change the output any
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 09:26 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles G
for %fn in (@filelist_1.txt) fixnames /n "%fn"

does not generate any messages...... filelist_1.txt was generated with:

dir /a: /b /s /o:gen c:\*%%* d:\*%%* > d:\filelist_1.txt

I'll bet your file list contains single percent signs. Those are subject to variable expansion before my command ever sees them....

You could bypass the whole file-list step by just


Code:
fixnames /s /n c:\*%%* d:\*%%*Personally, I'd be reluctant to allow a beta plugin to rampage over entire hard drives, even with a do-nothing option. I'd suggest testing first with dummy files, or copies of real files, in a scratch directory!
 

Charles Dye

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#12
Granted - but then why did it not display "File Not Found" type messages? I also tried with setdos /x-12345689 but that didn't change the output any
There is no "File Not Found" error. It would probably be easy enough to add; but this command can recurse into subdirectories, and I don't want to see many lines of "File Not Found".
 
#13
[D:\SortedPics]dir /b /f /a:-d
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp45%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D3233347253%3C%3A%3Cnu0mrj.jpg
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D323334727%3A8%3A%3Anu0mrj (1).jpg
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D323334727%3A%3A64nu0mrj.jpg
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D323334727%3A%3A65nu0mrj.jpg
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B7%3A9ot1lsi.jpg
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B965ot1lsi.jpg
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B978ot1lsi.jpg
D:\SortedPics\3455%3B66723232%7Ffp336%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B966ot1lsi.jpg

d:\sortedpics\fixnames /s *%%*

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B7%3A9ot1lsi.jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B965ot1lsi.jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B978ot1lsi.jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp336%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A%3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B966ot1lsi.jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp45%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D3233347253%3C%3A%3Cnu0mrj.jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D323334727%3A8%3A%3Anu0mrj (1).jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D323334727%3A%3A64nu0mrj.jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2328%3D956%3D86%3B%3D%3A9%3B47%3Ab28344623%3D323334727%3A%3A65nu0mrj.jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.



----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Dye
To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:39 AM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles G
Granted - but then why did it not display "File Not Found" type messages? I also tried with setdos /x-12345689 but that didn't change the output any

There is no "File Not Found" error. It would probably be easy enough to add; but this command can recurse into subdirectories, and I don't want to see many lines of "File Not Found".
 
#15
That seems to work like a charm. At least on the files that have a % in them and are not in %programfiles% folder. Is the fixnames.zip available by COPY /U "whatever/fixnames.zip" -
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Dye
To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles G
[D:\SortedPics]FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A% 3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B7%3A9ot1lsi. jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

It's that %3A, of course. I've uploaded a new build which catches that one.
 

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#16
That seems to work like a charm. At least on the files that have a % in them and are not in %programfiles% folder. Is the fixnames.zip available by COPY /U "whatever/fixnames.zip" -
You can download it with
Code:
copy "http://www.unm.edu/~cdye/dl/fixnames.zip"
However, /U won't work with web servers because they don't supply time stamp info.
 
May 31, 2008
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#17
Charles, thank you for fixnames!
Unfortunately my AV Agnitum Outpost Internet Security 7.1 blocks it as a virus:
Blocked malware "Packed/MPress" (sequence) in e:\tcmd\plugins\fixnames.dll
 

Charles Dye

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#18
Charles, thank you for fixnames!
Unfortunately my AV Agnitum Outpost Internet Security 7.1 blocks it as a virus:
Blocked malware "Packed/MPress" (sequence) in e:\tcmd\plugins\fixnames.dll
Well, I must say that that's pretty dumb. But I'll put up a copy with uncompressed DLLs here: unm.edu/~cdye/dl/fixnames-u.zip
 
#23
I have the folloiwng list of files that TCC/TCMD doesn't see but CMD does. Is this something for FixNames?


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> begin paste
Volume in drive D is New Volume
Volume Serial Number is 5CAD-193E

Directory of D:\Bad_Files\JPG_001

06/15/11 09:07 PM <DIR> .
06/15/11 09:07 PM <DIR> ..
11/21/06 01:00 AM 21,065 02kåtYukiA01.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 19,801 02kåtYukiA02.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 22,733 02kåtYukiA04.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 28,330 02kåtYukiA05.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 23,089 02kåtYukiA08.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 25,818 02kåtYukiA09.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 23,528 02kåtYukiA10.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 22,840 02kåtYukiA13.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 20,820 02kåtYukiA14.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 22,637 02kåtYukiA17.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 21,663 02kåtYukiA20.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 24,801 02kåtYukiA36.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 17,765 02kåtYukiA43.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 23,443 02kåtYukiA47.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 23,014 02kåtYukiA49.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 25,176 02kåtYukiA52.jpg
11/21/06 01:00 AM 24,257 02kåtYukiA54.jpg
09/24/05 01:00 AM 131,782 ýKðê©Ð.jpg
19 File(s) 522,562 bytes
2 Dir(s) 136,273,469,440 bytes free
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< end paste
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Dye
To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles G
[D:\SortedPics]FixNames plugin: Error renaming "3455%3B66723232%7Ffp335%3Enu%3D3237%3E865%3E77%3A% 3E9%3A%3A56%3Ba37435532%3E232425636%3B7%3A9ot1lsi. jpg":
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

It's that %3A, of course. I've uploaded a new build which catches that one.
 
#24
Is there any benefit to using compressed .vs. non-compressed DLLs - besides the disk space usage?
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Dye
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Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:03 AM
Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2925] Re: A couple of new plugins


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefano Piccardi
Charles, thank you for fixnames!
Unfortunately my AV Agnitum Outpost Internet Security 7.1 blocks it as a virus:
Blocked malware "Packed/MPress" (sequence) in e:\tcmd\plugins\fixnames.dll

Well, I must say that that's pretty dumb. But I'll put up a copy with uncompressed DLLs here: unm.edu/~cdye/dl/fixnames-u.zip