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mv-date

I've written a small Perl script renaming or copying files acording to their the modification time. This may be useful for example to rename photos read from a digital camera, usualy named like 001.IMG to something like wedding-2003-03-04-09:41:00.img, where 2003-03-04-09:41:00 is usually the date/time when the photo was taken (if your camera sets the file dates acordingly).

Another option is just to rename a set of files by adding a sequence number 0, 1, 2, ... to a basename.

Download

Download the actual version (1.4 of 2007/05/21) of the script.

License

All my tools are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

The programs are free software; you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with those programs; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

If you find this software useful, please send me a postcard from the place where you are living:
Dr. Jürgen Vollmer
Am Rennbuckel 21
D-76185 Karlsruhe, Germany

Usage

NAME
       mv-date - a script to rename or copy files accroding to their modifica-
       tion time

SYNOPSIS
       perl mv-date [<options>]* file ...

OPTIONS
         -A      :  use the atime of the files
         -M      :  use the mtime of the files (default)
         -C      :  use the ctime of the files
         -N      :  just renumber the files, ignore the date/time, start with 0
         -N nr   :  just renumber the files, start with nr
         -D nr   :  if -N is given, use nr digit (with leading zeros), default 4

         -c      :  copy the files, atime amd mtime are preserved
         -m      :  move the files (default)
         -n      :  do not perform copy/move, show only the resulting file
                    names (note: -suffix is not added, since the new files
                    are not created.

         -d dir  :  destination directory, default the directory as given
                    by the filename. If the directory does not exists, it is
                    created.

         -o      :  overwrite an exisiting file, default: add a suffix

         -p      :  prefix

         -h      :  help
         -v      :  verbose

DESCRIPTION
       Renames (or copies) the files given as arguments. Compute the modifica-
       tion time (any other time see options) and renames the files as:

           <path>/<prefix->YYYY-MM-DD-HH:MM:SS[-<suffix>].<ext>

       where YYYY-MM-DD-HH:MM:SS is the selected time of the file and path may
       be specified by the -d option.

       If there is already a file with that name append a suffix: 1, 2,...

       <ext> is replaced by its lowercase

EXAMPLE
       assume you want to rename the following files with the modification
       dates
         001.IMG  Mar  4 10:40
         002.IMG  Mar  4 10:41
         003.IMG  Mar  4 10:41

       the command
         mv-date -p foo *.IMG

       will produce the following files:
         foo-2003-03-04-09:40:00.img
         foo-2003-03-04-09:41:00.img
         foo-2003-03-04-09:41:00-1.img

       the command
         mv-date -N 1 -p *.IMG

       will produce the following files:
         foo-0001.img
         foo-0002.img
         foo-0003.img

AUTHOR
       Dr. Juergen Vollmer <juergen@informatik-vollmer.de>

       If you find this software useful, I would be glad to receive a postcard
       from you, showing the place where you're living.

HOMEPAGE
       http://www.informatik-vollmer.de/software/mv-date.html

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2003 Dr. Juergen Vollmer, Viktoriastrasse 15, D-76133
       Karlsruhe, Germany.

LICENSE
       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later
       version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MER-
       CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General
       Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA

VERSION 1.4 2007/05/21

Changelog

Revision 1.5  2007/05/21 16:36:55  vollmer
added optional number argument to -N
added -D nr command line option

Revision 1.4  2007/05/09 20:41:16  vollmer
added -N

Revision 1.3  2003/08/28 16:28:26  vollmer
fixed check for no arguments

Revision 1.1  2003/08/12 09:51:38  vollmer
Initial revision

© Copyright 2005 Dr. Jürgen Vollmer (www.informatik-vollmer.de)
This page was updated on March 09, 2012