directory name

  • 01 Aug

    Q&A 22: move a file and rename the file so it includes the directory name

    Q: I’m trying to move a file that’s within 1 directory and rename the file so that it includes the directory name

    Source: C:\Source1\File.txt

    Destination: C:\Destination\Source1_File.txt

    I want it to take the directory name that it is contained in, then string it to the front of the filename, but move it to it’s destination C:\Destination\.

    We would only want it to pertain to the previous directory by 1 level.

    • C:\Source1\File1.txt => C:\Destination\Source1_File1.txt
    • C:\Source1\Sub\File2.txt => C:\Destination\Sub_File2.txt

    A: Yes this is possible using some ‘Pascal Script’

    Let’s start with the Source, we added a Windows folder:

    LimagitoX file Mover Windows Folder as Source

    In the ‘Directory Filter’ setup we enabled include scanning of subdirectories (optional, is not a must):

    LimagitoX file Mover Include Subdirectories

    Destinations setup, important the first destination must be a ‘Pascal Script’:

    LimagitoX file Mover Destination Setup

    First Destination should be a ‘Pascal Script’. We used ‘Source1’ as default PreFix for the Source Root Folder (you can adjust this):

      tmpPos: Integer;
      tmpSubDir: String;
      ctRootPrefix = 'Source1';
      psExitCode:= 1;
      // ... add your code here
      psVSA := '';
      tmpSubDir := '%SFS';
      tmpPos := pos('\', tmpSubDir);
      If tmpPos<>0 Then
        psVSA := Copy(tmpSubDir, tmpPos + 1, Length(tmpSubDir) - tmpPos);
        psLogWrite(1, '', 'Stripped Prefix from SubDir: ' + tmpSubDir + ' : ' + psVSA);  
        psVSA := ctRootPrefix;   

    LimagitoX file Mover Pascal script

    Second Destination is a windows folder where the source files should be moved/copied to:

    LimagitoX file Mover Windows Folder as Destination

    Enable and setup File Renaming in the Windows Destination:

    LimagitoX file Mover File Renaming

    File Renaming setup:

    • RegEx:   (.*)
    • Replacement:   %VSA_\1

    LimagitoX file Mover File Renaming Setup

    RunTime Log result:

    LimagitoX file Mover RunTime Log

    Output Folder result:

    If you need any help , please let us know.
    Limagito Team
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