Any interest in a batch file renamer in KIO?

Nomen Luni nomen.luni at
Sat May 15 15:53:18 BST 2021

Hi Folks,

First time poster. I've recently developed a batch file renaming utility
which operates as a service menu plugin within Dolphin. If anyone has
seen the 'bulk rename' plugin for Thunar, this is highly inspired by
that app in terms of functionality but is a from-scratch implementation
using the Qt stack.

I'm writing to gauge if there's any interest for inclusion in Plasma and
speaking with Nate Graham he said KIO might be the place for it to live
and directed me here.

So basically, is there any interest and if so, could someone give me
some guidance on how to integrate/get it reviewed and added?

The code is on Github. Currently it's compiling through Qt Creator:

It can be installed through Dolphin if anyone fancies a look:

Settings->Configure Dolphin->Context Menu->Download New Services and
it's named 'Bionic Batch Renamer.'

There are currently no instruction but it's very intuitive. Select some
files in Dolphin, right click and select 'Batch rename' then play with
the GUI to create new filenames based on operations on the old ones,
e.g. change the case, add numbers, remove characters etc.



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