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A CLI tool to rename files to randomly generated strings.
# rename `path/to/foo` and `path/to/bar.txt` to randomly generated names rng-rename path/to/foo path/to/bar.txt
The defaults are sensible, so you can expect something like this:
Batch #1/1: "/abs/path/to/foo" -> "09c43d3d" "/abs/path/to/bar.txt" -> "67aec57d.txt" Confirm batch? You can proceed(p), skip(s), or halt(h): proceed Renamed 2 files. Done.
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There are plenty of various options available. You can for example:
- Preview using the
- Choose which character set to use for random names using the
- Specify the number of random characters using the
- Choose upper/lower/mixed case where applicable using the
- Set a prefix and/or a suffix to the randomly generated name using
- Choose what to do with the file extension using the
And more. For full usage, run:
Suppose you downloaded a few hundred images to use as your desktop wallpapers. You have a wallpaper tool that cycles through them, but unfortunately it only supports filename-ordering, whereas you prefer to have the images shuffled.
Well, rng-rename to the rescue! Simply run this tool on all your images and the filename-ordering is completely scrambled.
You can also use this tool for data analysis purposes. A data scientist might want to randomise their dataset before running some analysis, but keep the same ordering over several runs. rng-rename is useful in this case too.
I guess you can say rng-rename is a tool looking for a purpose. Ultimately it is up to you, the user, to give it a one.
cargo install rng-rename
# with paru paru rng-rename # or with yay yay rng-rename
All ideas and pull requests are welcomed! Please abide by Rust's official code of conduct.
For an incomplete list of things that could use improvement, please see Errata.md.