Rename file based on data in file
I'm hoping someone can help me create a batch file to rename text files in a specific folder to include data from the file. It is an asterisk delimited file and I need to use the data from the 12th field.
# Script Rename12.txt
var string folder
var string list, file, content, field12
exit 1 "Error 1: folder not specified."
# Collect a list of files
lf -n "*" > $list
# Go thru files one by one
while ($list <> "")
# Get the next file
lex "1" $list > $file
# Get the file's contents into a string variable.
cat $file > $content
# Get the value after 11th asterisk and before the next asterisk.
stex "^*^11[" $content > $field12 ; stex "[^*^" $field12 > null
# Rename file to the 12 field.
system rename ("\""+$file+"\"") ("\"file_"+$field12+"\"")
- Script is in biter scripting. Save the script in file C:/Scripts/Rename12.txt, run with this command in biter scripting.
script "C:/Scripts/Rename12.txt" folder("C:/test")
- It will rename all files in folder C:/test.
- Please test first on a test folder.
Solved by Richard.Williams
Published by aakai1056
Latest update on September 21, 2010 at 03:14 AM by aakai1056.