Append number to name, increasing on every other item

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Append number to name, increasing on every other item

Postby sixtopia » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:19 pm

Hi! I've been using BRU for a few months now and love it. It solves most of my problems, but there is one thing I can't seem to figure out. I would like to rename a list of files with an appended number, but NOT in the sequential order as displayed in the list. For example, take this list of files, in the format <original_filename> -> <new_filename>:

  • Pizza -> Pizza1
  • Apple -> Apple3
  • Banana -> Banana2
  • Potato -> Potato4

I have two possible solutions in mind that I would like to know if are possible:
  1. Using modulo to affect Numbering (12) order
  2. Increment the number based the order I select the files. So I would CTRL+Click the files in this order to achieve the result: Pizza, Banana, Apple, Potato

Please let me know of either of my two solutions are possible, or if there is another way to produce this result. Thank you.
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Re: Append number to name, increasing on every other item

Postby therube » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:03 pm

Ctrl+Click would work.

If your source files were displayed in the "numeric" order you'd want them at, then you could drag&drop the names into BRU (which would not sort them, by default).

So if you had:

Pizza
Banana
Apple
Potato

& selected that set of files & d&d them into BRU, they would remain ordered like that, then simply 10:Numbering -> Suffix:

Pizza1
Banana2
Apple3
Potato4


Named Pairs, I'm not sure offhand, but experiment & see what that does for you?
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Re: Append number to name, increasing on every other item

Postby sixtopia » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:17 pm

therube wrote:Ctrl+Click would work.

If your source files were displayed in the "numeric" order you'd want them at, then you could drag&drop the names into BRU (which would not sort them, by default).

So if you had:

Pizza
Banana
Apple
Potato

& selected that set of files & d&d them into BRU, they would remain ordered like that, then simply 10:Numbering -> Suffix:

Pizza1
Banana2
Apple3
Potato4


Named Pairs, I'm not sure offhand, but experiment & see what that does for you?


Thanks for the reply. My source files are not displayed in the order I want. With that being said, Ctrl+Click doesn't seem to be doing it. Files "higher" on the list of files displayed in BRU are automatically updated to a lower number when I click on them, instead of retaining the file's number of the order in which it was clicked.
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Re: Append number to name, increasing on every other item

Postby therube » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:33 pm

Ctrl+Click doesn't seem to be doing it.


Ah, you're right.
If you were going down the list, top down, sequentially, then it would.
But if click "out of order", clicking a lower listed item, then clicking a higher listed item, then it won't work.
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Re: Append number to name, increasing on every other item

Postby sixtopia » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:36 pm

For now I'm going to use the Reposition function in the Actions -> List menu to rearrange the files in the list to my desired order, then the Numbering (12) sequential order will do the job. It's tedious but fine for my case (~25 files). Would like to see a better solution for large file counts though if possible.
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