Wednesday, 15 September 2010

New sort modes in KRename

An often requested feature in KRename was to have more possibilities to sort the files before renaming. This was indeed a major limitation, as it is often eligible to sort files by date or some other criteria.

Some time ago, I found finally time to add sorting by date and today I finished a new powerful custom sorting feature, which allows to use any token to be used for sorting, which is supported by one of the plugins provided by KRename. This means sorting is now possible by almost any criteria, like [filesize], [creationdate], [user] or even [##tagTrack]. Of course, you can choose whether you want to sort ascending, descending or by numbers.

The screenshot below shows the new selection of sorting options in KRename.

If you click on "Custom...", you get a dialog like the one below, to specify what sorting criteria you want to use.

The final result might look like this, see the screenshot of Dolphin as a proof that we really sort by [filesize]:

This feature is currently only available in KRename SVN trunk. Still, I would be interested in your feedback.