Métamorphose is a graphical mass renaming program for files and folders.
These are the command line options:
-h, --help Show help screen and exit. -t, --timer Show time taken to complete operations. -d, --debug Show debugging information. -p=, --path Specify a directory to load. -c=, --config Specify a configuration file to load. -a=, --auto Specify automatic mode level to use with configuration file: 0 = do not preview items 1 = auto preview items 2 = auto rename items 3 = auto rename items and exit on success -l=, --language Override preferred language: en_US fr es -w=, --wxversion Specify wxPython Version - use at your own risk!
If no other options are given, you may specify a path to open:
$ metamorphose2 /srv/samba/Windows Likes Spaces
Running from Source
What follows is for developers or those wishing to use the very latest version.
For binary (normal) installs, use the appropriate install file for your system (setup.exe, .deb, etc ...).
Cloning the sources from the remote:
git clone https://github.com/metamorphose/metamorphose2.git
Submodules are used, so after cloning don't forget to check them out:
git submodule update --init
- Python 2.6 or 2.7 (not compatible with 3.x)
- wxPython 2.8 (preferred) or 3.0
- Python Imaging Library (PIL) 1.1.6 or greater or Pillow 2.3.0 or greater
Create or update the language files:
Launch the application:
Under Linux & freeBSD The makefile should take care of everything for you, it is architecture and distro independant.
Métamorphose will be installed in
/usr/share/metamorphose2, you can run it with:
and access the man page with:
If you are using a freedesktop.org compatible window manager (like Gnome or KDE),
there should be an entry in
Remove the user-specific files here:
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\.metamorphose2
In Linux & BSD, if you have the sources:
To remove all user files as well:
make remove remusr=1
Program locks up when 'walking' a large number of files/folders
Not really locked up, but the time it takes to process entries can be long if you are loading many items. During this process the application doesn't refresh, giving the appearance of being locked up but is actually working on stuff.
The time in this state is dependent on your computer, whether the directory is on a local drive or a network share, and of course the number of items.
This will be addressed in a future release.
Unreadable picker items under Linux (possibly other GTK)
There seems to be a bug in wxGTK, the list can become slow and unreadable when dealing with large number of items (over 10 000).
A work around may be possible.
There seems to be some problems with python-imaging under windows. Sometimes the image will not load.