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Feature Request? Or how to do: I want to use the Description as a Name Mask #277

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quattlebaum opened this Issue Dec 16, 2017 · 3 comments

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quattlebaum commented Dec 16, 2017

Mac OS X 10.12.6
FireFox 56 (and will stay until DtA works on newer FF versions)
DtA version 3.0.8

I use DownThemAll to collect images from a comics site. They download as "content xxx.php" where the xxx is a serial number. I can easily change php to jpg to have them recognized as true image files.

When I look at the "DownThemAll" "Make your Selection" window the Description column HAS the correct comic name for each.

I would like to use that name in the Description column in the Name Mask but do not see a description entry. I tried that to see if it was an option just not showing but no, it did not work.

Is there a way to use the Description field/column name for a Rename Mask?

Or if I could save the "Make your Selection" list as a tab deleniated file I could then parse the names out to then integrate into my "A Better Finder Renamer" script (see my reply in Issue #276 if interested).

thank you all
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bob123666 Dec 29, 2017

maybe *flattext* is what you are looking for?

bob123666 commented Dec 29, 2017

maybe *flattext* is what you are looking for?

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@bob123666 Wow! That is it! Thank you. Purrrrfect.

quattlebaum commented Dec 29, 2017

@bob123666 Wow! That is it! Thank you. Purrrrfect.

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quattlebaum Dec 29, 2017

One more question related to bob123666's answer:
As Ihad played with other Mask options before bob123666's pointer I now have numerous Masks in the Mask dropdown (in the DtA Make Your Selection window, bottom right area)
Q: how can I delete the ones I do not want?
I tried marking them as "Use Mask Only Once" but that retains them.
I looked through DtA's Preferences
With BBEdit I opened the only item I could find in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/somewhere/Downthemall.net

thx
qb

quattlebaum commented Dec 29, 2017

One more question related to bob123666's answer:
As Ihad played with other Mask options before bob123666's pointer I now have numerous Masks in the Mask dropdown (in the DtA Make Your Selection window, bottom right area)
Q: how can I delete the ones I do not want?
I tried marking them as "Use Mask Only Once" but that retains them.
I looked through DtA's Preferences
With BBEdit I opened the only item I could find in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/somewhere/Downthemall.net

thx
qb

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