[nSLUG] Removing spaces from file names - note, long lines

Vlado Keselj vlado at dnlp.ca
Wed Nov 12 21:29:40 AST 2014


Sorry... it seems that the focus of the thread drifted away from the 
original topic.  My reply was intended for the original task.


On Wed, 12 Nov 2014, Vlado Keselj wrote:

> 
> Interesting that so many people need this similar utility.  I have been 
> using my Perl script fix-file-names.pl.  I tried to fix the file names in 
> a way that look reasonable to me, and yet not to loose too much 
> information:
> 
> #!/usr/bin/perl
> # Author: Vlado Keselj 2009-14 last update 2014-04-25
> # Change file names to safe names (e.g., space to _)
> 
> for my $fnold (@ARGV) {
>     my $fnnew = $fnold;
> 
>     local $_ = $fnnew; s/ +- +/-/g;
>     s/''+/--/g; s/'/-/g; s/[[(<{]/_-/g; s/[])>}]/-_/g;
>     s/[,:;]\s*/--/g; s/&/and/g; s/ /_/g;
>     s/__+/_/g; s/---+/--/g;
>     s/\xE2\x80\x99/-/g; # Single right quote
>     s/(=|[^\w.-])/"=".uc unpack("H2",$1)/ge;
>     $fnnew=$_;
> 
>     if ($fnnew eq $fnold) { print "$fnnew \t\tthe same file name kept!\n" }
>     else {
> 	if (-e $fnnew) { die "$fnnew already exists!" }
> 	print "$fnold \t-> $fnnew\n";
> 	rename($fnold,$fnnew) or die;
>     }
> }
> 
> Regards,
> Vlado
> 
> 
> On Wed, 12 Nov 2014, Oliver Doepner wrote:
> 
> > I use exiftool because it can deal with video files as well as picture files:
> > http://dev.exiv2.org/projects/exiv2/wiki/How_does_Exiv2_compare_to_Exiftool
> > http://www.exiv2.org/manpage.html
> > 
> > On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net> wrote:
> >       Hi Everybody
> > 
> >       exiv2 ( http://www.exiv2.org/ ) is another command line utility for extracting and writing exif data to/from
> >       jpeg image files. I use it for writing location and caption information into the pictures I have taken, and
> >       then displaying the information back in a nice format. On Debian, it is available as a package with that
> >       name.
> > 
> >       Regards
> > 
> >       Jack
> > 
> > 
> >       Mike Spencer wrote:
> > 
> >             Oliver Doepner<odoepner at gmail.com>  wrote:
> > 
> >                   Regarding moving photo files, I use a script that utilizes exiftool
> >                   to determine year and month the photo (or video) was taken and moves
> >                   it to a yyyy/mm folder:
> > 
> >                   https://odoepner.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/organize-image-and-video-files-by-creation-date-with-exiftool/
> > 
> > 
> >             Interesting.  I've used wrjpgcom(1) to add metadata to jpegs although
> >             that feature of jpeg seems to be little used elsewhere.
> > 
> >             I don't have exiftool (just fetched it from the net) although I see
> >             from strings(1) that the date for many photos is there in a header
> >             field of some kind.  I gather, from glancing over the EXIF standard
> >             (MEGO), that EXIF is built on top of TIFF?  I once commenced trying to
> >             beat up the TIFF libs with a view to writing my own image manipulation
> >             code.  It wasn't very long before I decided that I didn't care enough
> >             about it to grovel through all the defines, typedefs and other
> >             indirection to the required extent.
> > 
> >             So I have a new tool to play with, thanks.  Although I'm not sure I'll
> >             have much need for most of the capabilities.
> > 
> > 
> >             - Mike
> > 
> > 
> >       --
> >       Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
> >       39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6
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> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > Oliver Doepner
> > Software Engineer
> > http://oliver.doepner.net/
> > 
> > 


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