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Demo: Appending Some Text to File Names

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This is part of a multi-step demo:

  1. Demo introduction
  2. Adding date- and/or time-stamps to files
  3. Appending some text to file names
  4. Tagging files
  5. Filter files according to their tags
  6. Generating TagTrees and navigating them
  7. File manipulation in filtered views or TagTrees
  8. Quick Setup Instructions

Now that we have some file names with beautiful date- and time-stamps, we are appending more information to the file names with appendfilename.

Screencast showing some features of appendfilename

What is shown:

  1. A file gets selected and "appendfilename" is invoked from the "Send to" context menu.
    • There is a pop-up window where the user is able to enter some text.
    • The string "- Trattoria" is appended to the file name for the lunch menu.
  2. Multiple files are selected and "appendfilename" is invoked from the "Send to" context menu.
    • The string "Project X" is appended to the marked files.
  3. Some photographs gets selected and more text appended to their file names.
    • This demonstrates the fact that, e.g., adding meaningful names to your photo collection, can be done very easily.

Yes of course, you may rename the file name using standard methods. I do prefer appendfilename for adding the same string to multiple files. Furthermore, with this tool, I don't have to manually position the input cursor within the file name, making sure not to "hurt" tags used or break the file extension.

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