whats your scope actually here is my understanding you have number of pdf files in the folder and now you want to reanme it using
you better do batch file programming for doing this. some thing like this
ren oldname.pdf newname.pdf
ren oldname1.pdf newname1.pdf
you can get the pdf names in the folder using command prompt
dir /b > output.txt
i hope this helps
is batch file programming supported in mac osx? and if the folder has application file too, then how to filtering pdfs only. ?
Batch files are dont support to mac os i think but i am not tested and sure. since getting only the pdf file names from current folder use this
dir *.pdf /b >a.txt
I think I wrote this script as some guy wanted to rename a bunch of files generated by datamerge. So it was a former approach that I finally moved into a much smoother tool : http://www.loicaigon.com/blog/?p=876
Hope it helps,
Batch files are dont support to mac os i think but i am not tested and sure.
Mac OS X has not one but two more powerful options instead of boring old limited MS-DOS batch files.
* bash shell scripts
To getting only the pdf file names from current folder use this
ls *.pdf > a.txt
... Why is this discussion derailing from the OP's question?
Yes, sorry my bad, I did post a second time thinking it didn't post, but didn't know how to remove it when my question was resolved.