How to increase history / listing of rename templates

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Hasan
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How to increase history / listing of rename templates

Post by Hasan » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:52 am

Hello,

I am using Xnview 2.12 and I need to increase the number of listing / history of rename templates from 20 to 30 or more... I could not find any option to increase this default 20 templates, neither in GUI nor in xnview.inf file.

Please guide me how to increase this listing from 20 to 30 or more... Thanks...

Hassan
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Re: How to increase history / listing of rename templates

Post by omniplex » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:18 pm

Remotely related observation: The sections in a BAR-file like XnView/default.bar begin with a count=n line followed by button1=0 or similar up to button57=56 for the last pre-defined action 56 Delete. I determined the pre-defined actions by trial and error up to count=60 with button60=-1, where -1 indicates undefined with a vertical bar to separate button groups, so if you'd really want 60 buttons it would require a cmd60=cmd_… for some action known by name cmd_….

In other words, what you want could be implemented as count=n in the [Rename] section of a future XnView version, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea. For my own purposes I rarely or never need old rename-patterns, let alone 20 old patterns. I often use the other old rename-options (start, step, extension, etc.), e.g., start at 01, step +4 up to max. 97, and then I can insert max. 3+3 crops or other modifications below and above the original 01, 05, 09, etc. up to 97.

If you have more than 20 rename-patterns you want to preserve maybe that should be solved completely differently, e.g., stored as XBS-files in the folder for XnView Batch conversion Scripts, or support a new XRP (XnView Rename Pattern) file extension for this purpose.

What you already could do are different XnView1.ini, XnView2.ini, ... each with its own set of 20 rename patterns, but you'd need a script to keep everything else in this INI-zoo identical, and each INI would need its own LNK-shortcut (with the corresponding inifile option), so I guess that's a clear case of making it worse. :mrgreen:

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Re: How to increase history / listing of rename templates

Post by Hasan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:06 am

Dear Omniplex,

Thanks for your comments and feedback. I have very good reasons to use 20+ old rename patterns. I don't want to go in details, since they won't interest you.

I was just looking for an easy way / builtin feature to increase saved patterns. Otherwise, I can always use manual saving those patterns in a plain text file :)

There is always a work around for a problem, like I found a way to use XnView as image slicer :), I believe XnView does not have this, as a separate feature / plugin ...

Hassan

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