Any interest in a batch file renamer in KIO?

Nomen Luni nomen.luni at
Wed May 19 16:10:32 BST 2021

I can't remember if KRename comes pre-installed in Neon? If not, doing
so would increase discoverability- which may filter to other
distributions. Also, the Dolphin service menu entry appears as 'Rename
with KRename,' which IMO could do with changing. 'Batch rename,' or
'Bulk rename' would be much more aesthetic and meaningful to the average
user, IMO.

On 19/05/2021 15:21, Nate Graham wrote:
> On 5/19/21 6:33 AM, Konstantin Kharlamov wrote:
>> On Wed, 2021-05-19 at 15:29 +0300, Konstantin Kharlamov wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2021-05-19 at 13:30 +0200, Harald Sitter wrote:
>>> My point on discoverability was that a person more likely to
>>> question "Hmm,
>>> what plugins do I have in Dolphin" and find out this plugin, rather
>>> than "Hmm,
>>> what can I use to rename a bunch of files", in which case they need
>>> to use
>>> search engine, and after they did it, they'll most likely get a
>>> bunch of bash
>>> solutions. KRename won't be one of them unless they specifically
>>> search for
>>> "KDE file rename tools".
>>> So in that sense, discoverability of a plugin is higher than that of
>>> a stand-
>>> alone app.
>> To clarify: this of course implies the plugin would be included by
>> default with
>> Dolphin. Otherwise indeed, there's no difference in discoverability
>> compared to
>> KRename
> Since installing KRename adds a relevant item to Dolphin's context
> menu automatically, maybe the real problem is simply that KRename
> isn't installed by default in the typical distros that our users use,
> so nobody ever finds this functionality unless they happened to
> already know about about and manually installed KRename.
> Nate

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