DirSort 1.0

DirSort is Copyright © 2001 by Daniele Paolo Scarpazza. All rights reserved.

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DirSort is a simple program which renames all the files in a directory in a sequential manner (like file01.txt, file02.txt, ...). The generation of the sequential names respects the sorting by file time (creation, last write or last access time).

Example: file01 will be the most (or least) recent one, file02 will be the second most (or least) recent, and so on.

This feature is useful when acquiring directories full of scanned images or other stuff which were sequentially generated (or anyway generated in a given time order which must be taken into account) and need to be ordered.

Work directory
Insert here the full path of the directory whose files are to be renamed. Use the "browse" button to choose from an interactive directory tree list.

New name format
Insert here the format used to generate the new names. Note that original extensions are left unchanged. This string tells to the program how to format the new sequential file names; this is a standard C-language "printf()-style" format string, but do not worry if you do not know C programming language, every information you will need is given here:
  • if you want a simple sequential number (no trailing zeroes, no other characters), specify
    %i
    ; names will be 0.ext, 1.ext, 2.ext, ..., 9.ext, 10.ext, 11.ext, ..., 99.ext, 100.ext, ... .
  • if you want to add a simple constant text label, add the desired label before or after the %i, e.g.:
    file%i
    . Do not use the percent sign inside this string;
  • Otherwise, you can use a format string composed by a preceeding text, then the placeholder for the value and a following text. The placeholder itself is composed of
    • a leading percent sign, followed by
    • an (optional) padding size indicator (the number of total characters which compose the number representation, including digits, spaces and punctuation); if you put a zero "0" before this indicator, the padding character is the zero, otherwise the space is used;
    • and an "i" character, which stands for "integer number".
Examples are provided in the following table.
Format string Result
%i 0.ext, 1.ext, ...
%03i 000.ext, 001.ext, ...
file-%i file-0.ext, file-1.ext, ...
%2ith 00th.ext, 01th.ext, ...

Starting number
Insert here the number from which you want to start the numbering. It may be zero, one, or any integer number. If you start with 5, the files will be renamed as file05.ext, file06.ext, ...

Sorting criteria
These two drop-down lists lets you specify if you want to sort the files in ascending or descending order, on the basis of creation time, last write time or last access time.

Log listbox
This listbox contains the full list of the renamings, the first column contains the original names and the second one the new names.

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