Re: [Nautilus-list] Selecting, renaming, moving and copying by wildcard and regexp

On 26 Jun 2001, D. D. Brierton wrote:


 I'm 100% sure that having a well-designed, flexible and functionally complete
external scripts interface in Nautilus (or at least similar to the one
Midnight Commander provides) this (and much more) would be easily doable, very
flexible and extermely usable. And IMO it's the only reasonable way to
implement such functionality.

 Too bad nobody considers/tries to implement complete and flexible scripts
interface in Nautilus :(

 Best regards,

> I would really like to see the following file-management functionality
> added to Nautilus (at current Nautilus strikes me as an excellent file
> system browser but somewhat lacking in file management capabilities):
> 1. Select files (recursively from current dir optional) by MIME type (a
> dropdown list box of registered MIME types could be given), or by
> wildcard, or by regexp.
> 2. Rename, move and copy by wildcard and regexp.
> I at least often use such features - say I'm prototyping a website, and
> at some point I decide that my original organisation of the site was all
> wrong, and need to quickly move files to different places or rename them
> according to some pattern.
> This is actually fairly arcane to do even at the command prompt (I can
> never remember the exact syntax for the --exec option of find). The
> easiest way to do it by far is in Emacs dired mode. A well designed
> dialog box or sidebar panel cold even take some of the pain out of the
> regexp syntax for those who are reasonably new to it.
> It could of course be argued that this should be the job of a seperate
> app, but if so then that app should be included with Nautilus and easily
> interacted with from within Nautilus.
> Any thoughts?
> Best, Darren
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> D. D. Brierton               Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
> ddb cogsci ed ac uk                  
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