I'm trying to use vidir from the moreutils package and I have the following issue: When I load the files I want to rename with vidir like this:
or like this:
$ find -type f | vidir --verbose -
vidir displays a number, a tab, and the full path of the files like this:
1 ./file1 2 ./file2 3 ./file3
or if it isn't the current folder like this:
1 ./folder/subfolder1/file1 2 ./folder/subfolder1/file2 3 ./folder/subfolder1/file3
Now, I see some advantages in this like the ability to swap file names by swaping the numbers or editing folder names but I just want to rename the files in the same folder and maybe delete some files. My issue is when I use regex to rename the filenames everything could be affected,namely the numbers, the slashes, the dots and the tabs. I tried to remove them at start make my modifications and then rebuild them but vidir complains when I save the file and close the editor.
So how could circumvent this issue? Am I missing something?
EDIT: I tried again to remove the vidir prefix before I start my modifications and add it back when I'm finished and it seems to be working. These are the functions I used in Vim:
" Remove vidir prefix function! VidirRemovePrefix() :%s/\d*\t.\// endfunction " Delete line function! VidirDeleteLine() :s/^\d*\t.*// endfunction " Add vidir prefix back function! VidirAddPrefix() :%s /^/\t.\// execute "normal! ggVG" :let i=1 | '<,'>g/^/ s//\=i . ""/ | let i+=1 endfunction
For some reason the last function does not always work. If this is the case then I execute the last line (for inserting the numbers) manually in the command line.