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0000167VisualDifferGeneralpublic2016-06-20 20:54
ReportertkmantisAssigned Toadmin 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityN/A
Status assignedResolutionopen 
PlatformMacintoshOSOS XOS Version10.6.8
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000167: Please add option to rename files and folders
DescriptionFeature Request: I would like a new right-click option to be added in the comparison results window to rename selected item. Also would like feature to select a single item in left side and a single item in right side, to copy the name from left item to right item, or from right item to left item.
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admin

2013-04-08 08:46

administrator   ~0000248

Rename feature is under my radar, I need it, too.

> Also would like feature to select a single item in left side and a single item in right side, to copy the name from left item to right item, or from right item to left item.

Just to be sure I understand your request

Suppose the following scenario

left side right side
   file1.txt file1.txt
                                   file3.txt
   file4.txt

I select file4.txt and file3.txt then I have 2 new menu items
'Rename file4.txt in file3.txt'
'Rename file3.txt in file4.txt'

Is it correct?

tkmantis

2013-04-08 15:36

reporter   ~0000259

Yes, that is correct, except correct your English to say 'Rename file4.txt as file3.txt', using the word 'as' not 'in'. Also allow this to be done to folder names.

And if only one item is selected on one side only, allow rename where a dialog pops up with current name for user to edit/type over for new name.

tkmantis

2013-07-04 04:54

reporter   ~0000300

When are you going to get to this, please?

admin

2013-07-04 08:04

administrator   ~0000302

The rename code is written, it's not trivial because all parents counters (on both sides) must be updated according to the modification.

I must write the UI code and make more tests.

I hope to release in September/October

tkmantis

2013-10-26 05:40

reporter   ~0000369

Just wondering about the status of this item???

admin

2013-10-26 08:42

administrator   ~0000371

There are some strange bugs so I can't release it, the UI code (choosing the new name, refresh the list and so on must be written)

I need help to tests some code, do you are interested in doing the alpha tester?

tkmantis

2013-11-10 01:37

reporter   ~0000391

Yes I would be willing to test.

admin

2013-11-10 08:25

administrator   ~0000393

Ok I add a basic UI to rename file and I will send you the version

I hope in 3-5 days to prepare the alpha, at this time I'm busy so I can't do it quickly

admin

2013-11-13 14:15

administrator   ~0000395

I've the alpha version ready, tell me if I can send to you the link at your email address registered here to bugs.visualdiffer.com

tkmantis

2013-11-17 04:59

reporter   ~0000396

Yes, please do send me the alpha version in the email.

admin

2013-11-17 16:54

administrator   ~0000399

zip sent, thanks for your help

tkmantis

2013-12-01 16:04

reporter   ~0000414

The basic rename option appears to work.

Not implemented: Also would like feature to select a single item in left side and a single item in right side, to copy the name from left item to right item, or from right item to left item.

I tried Copy File Names on the other side to see if I could paste in the name, but that copies a path, so that does not serve as a way to copy a file name from one side to the other, which I might want to do if I am keeping two folders in sync and I renamed a file in one of them and want to do the same renaming in the other side quickly.

admin

2013-12-01 17:05

administrator   ~0000416

> The basic rename option appears to work.

I found some little bugs so I can't move it from alpha to beta stage but as you can see I'm working on it

> Not implemented: Also would like feature to select a single item in left side and a single item in right side, to copy the name from left item to right item, or from right item to left item.

I never realized a similar feature, it sounds very good, the menu item should be "Rename 'file1' to 'file2'"

> I tried Copy File Names on the other side to see if I could paste in the name, but that copies a path, so that does not serve as a way to copy a file name from one side to the other, which I might want to do if I am keeping two folders in sync and I renamed a file in one of them and want to do the same renaming in the other side quickly.

I think the menu label is incorrect, indeed I want to split this feature in 'Copy Full Paths' (the current action) and 'Copy Filenames' (it will appear when ALT key is pressed)

tkmantis

2013-12-01 20:48

reporter   ~0000418

>Just to be sure I understand your request

>Suppose the following scenario

>left side right side
> file1.txt file1.txt
> file3.txt
> file4.txt

>I select file4.txt and file3.txt then I have 2 new menu items
>'Rename file4.txt in file3.txt'
>'Rename file3.txt in file4.txt'

>Is it correct?

Yes. When right clicking on file4 with file3 and file4 selected, you would see "Rename as file3". The "Rename as file4" would appear in the menu for file3 when both selected.

jengel

2014-11-01 02:46

reporter   ~0000531

Looking forward to this much needed feature. Any update on this?

admin

2014-11-01 11:16

administrator   ~0000532

The current alpha implementation is very bugged and can't be released.
I'm working on other VD features so this is frozen at this time

tkmantis

2015-03-27 05:14

reporter   ~0000537

Just wondering if work is starting back up on this issue? Thanks.

tkmantis

2016-06-20 20:54

reporter   ~0000573

Any news about this feature?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-04-07 20:33 tkmantis New Issue
2013-04-07 20:33 tkmantis Status new => assigned
2013-04-07 20:33 tkmantis Assigned To => admin
2013-04-08 08:46 admin Note Added: 0000248
2013-04-08 15:36 tkmantis Note Added: 0000259
2013-07-04 04:54 tkmantis Note Added: 0000300
2013-07-04 08:04 admin Note Added: 0000302
2013-10-26 05:40 tkmantis Note Added: 0000369
2013-10-26 08:42 admin Note Added: 0000371
2013-11-10 01:37 tkmantis Note Added: 0000391
2013-11-10 08:25 admin Note Added: 0000393
2013-11-13 14:15 admin Note Added: 0000395
2013-11-17 04:59 tkmantis Note Added: 0000396
2013-11-17 16:54 admin Note Added: 0000399
2013-12-01 16:04 tkmantis Note Added: 0000414
2013-12-01 17:05 admin Note Added: 0000416
2013-12-01 20:48 tkmantis Note Added: 0000418
2014-11-01 02:46 jengel Note Added: 0000531
2014-11-01 02:47 jengel Note View State: 0000531: private
2014-11-01 02:47 jengel Note View State: 0000531: public
2014-11-01 11:16 admin Note Added: 0000532
2015-03-27 05:14 tkmantis Note Added: 0000537
2016-06-20 20:54 tkmantis Note Added: 0000573