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    BATCH RENAME, Is there a way to...
    hey guys,

    i had a buddy burn his iTunes library for me, but i need to change the names of the files. when he burned the songs, it added number (in 4 digit format) to the beginning of the file name, ex. 0001 Song Title.mp3.

    so is there a way to remove the first 5 digits of these files using automator?

    thanks
    kurt

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    yeah with a bit of *nix magic.. but Im afraid that I don't know what the code is to do it.. maybe rman will know.

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    Wouldn't it also result in the removal of each song title, so WhatTheCrap would be left with the potentially mammoth job of adding all the titles back?

    Just thinkin'......

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    Actually I just d/l a program on PC called Flexible Renamer, it's quite convenient to organize folders full of files like music and photos. And I was wondering if someone has any idea about such kind of software on Mac OSX.
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    I searched www.versiontracker.com and found this Hubi's iTunes Scripts. Hopefully this will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    I searched www.versiontracker.com and found this Hubi's iTunes Scripts. Hopefully this will help.
    Thanx a lot!!!
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