Can I rename a file to the contents of the first line?

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digitalmonkeyman
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Can I rename a file to the contents of the first line?

Post by digitalmonkeyman » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:10 am

The text of the first line is what I would like to rename the file to.

Is this program capable of that?

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Re: Can I rename a file to the contents of the first line?

Post by Abacre » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:35 pm

Yes. It's possible with Advanced Find and Replace.

For example you have the file with the following text in it:

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hello.txt
hello world
this is the test
the end of file
Go to main menu - Action - Options - Batch Replace
check "Include File Name Into Search Scope"
check "Rename File Name if it was changed"
check "Modifier S"

Go to Batch replace tab, check on "Use regular expressions".
Put into the grid, search for:
.*\r\n(.*)\r\n

Replace with:
$1\r\n$1\r\n

That's all I verified it works perfectly.
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