A small tool to rename IEEE magazines and more.

90b03b0 feat: Add a new IEEE Spectrum file naming scheme.

10 months ago

New git repository added

1 year, 10 months ago

#Magazine Renamer


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.