A small tool to rename IEEE magazines and more.
As I plan to slim down what I store, and organize the remaining files, I wanted to organize the IEEE magazines I received over the years. As a part of this effort, I wanted rename them in bulk. Since some of the effort needed some computation and I failed to find a ready made tool, I've written my own.
The script gets a list of files, and runs a series of regular expression matches on them. Since the files are named with a pattern, it can detect the magazine and naming convention. Then it creates the new name and renames the file.
The tool should ignore the files it doesn't know, and shouldn't re-match already renamed files, so it's relatively safe to run it on a very crowded folder, but don't take my word on it, and be cautious. This is why there's a
--simulate option implemented. Use it. The responsibility is yours. There's no warranty attached.
The tool is coded quickly, so it's neither innovative, nor clever, nor optimized. I may clean the code and polish things as I use it and new features though.
The code is developed in Eclipse with PyDev, and project files are there for you to import and play.