You may not have heard about this app before, but if you have been in need of a Linux application to automate renaming multiple files at once then read on.
Métamorphose is an advanced open source and cross-platform graphical batch file renaming program for files and folders. It ships with a variety of renaming options including saving renaming option settings for future use, previewing changes before applying them, e.t.c.
Features in Metamorhpose 2
- Free to download and open source with source code on GitHub
- Batch rename files and folders.
- Save renaming settings for later use.
- Apply renaming operations (modification, replacement or insertion) to the prefix or suffix, by character, position and more.
- Support for custom numbering, image text, and audio metadata, date and time.
- Support for sequential numbering with custom step size, starting number and reset count.
- Support for regular expressions.
For a feature like sequential numbering, the included options are integers, alphabetical or Roman numerals.
There are pre-complied packages available to download for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Suse, etc.
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Using Métamorphose can be quite overwhelming especially Linux users who aren’t comfortable using the Terminal.
Usage via Terminal
These are the command line options:
-h, --help Show help screen and exit. -t, --timer Show time taken to complete operations. -d, --debug Show debugging information. -p=, --path Specify a directory to load. -c=, --config Specify a configuration file to load. -a=, --auto Specify automatic mode level to use with configuration file: 0 = do not preview items 1 = auto preview items 2 = auto rename items 3 = auto rename items and exit on success -l=, --language Override preferred language: en_US fr es -w=, --wxversion Specify wxPython Version - use at your own risk!
Do you have suggestions for other cool batch file renaming applications? Your suggestions and comments are welcome in the comments section.