rename problem

Ken Ray kray at
Mon Sep 23 09:39:01 EDT 2002


There might be a file name length limitation. Try temporarily changing the
NewName to something short ("Watersons") and see if it works. If it does,
you know it's a length limitation; if it doesn't, you could try checking to
make sure the path exists before doing the rename, as in:

  if there is a file NewName then
    -- (do your stuff here)
    answer "File not found."
  end if

Ken Ray
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gareth Jones" <gslj at>
To: <use-revolution at>
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 11:19 PM
Subject: rename problem

> Hello, everyone.
> There may be a very simple solution to this one, but I can't see it.
> I'm writing a stack to rename music files in a folder. The rest of
> the script is working as expected, but the rename command is failing
> to rename. No warnings or error messages.
> There are three variables that would seem to be important to the command:
> CurrentSong (e.g. "The Hare's Dream.mp3")
> NewName (e.g. "Watersons - Unknown Album - The Hare's Dream.mp3")
> defaultFolder= (e.g. "/Vishnu/Test Music/Watersons/Unknown Album")
> The three variables contain what I expect them to.
> The rename command looks like this:
>          rename file CurrentSong to NewName
> Yet no renaming takes place. Any thoughts? I'm using Mac OS X, if
> that's any help.
> -Gareth
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