renaming files

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Thu Feb 5 00:37:38 EST 2009

There is always the option of using shell commands.  On Mac OSX you should
consider 'ditto' if you want to retain the resource fork, otherwise, use
'mv'.  I am definitely not well-versed in command line, so there could be
better advice coming in the next day or so.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 2/4/09 8:37 PM, "Kay C Lan" <lan.kc.macmail at> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 11:45 PM, Jim Ault <JimAultWins at> wrote:
>> If you are using a networked drive that has longer latency, increase the 20
>> milliseconds to 50 or more, and keep testing to find the most successful
>> timing.
>> One limitation with rename seems to be, from the Doc's:
> The rename command can be used to change a file's or folder's location only
> if the old and new locations are both on the same volume.
> So if you are thinking for moving a file off your internal HD to an
> External/Network one, rename might not do it for you. As ever, it's worth
> testing, the Doc's are occasionally misleading.

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