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*Cook, Gary
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Renaming files using DA vs ren command

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11-05-2002 10:17 AM
Fumbling along trying to use DA to rename a bunch of files, and wondering if
I'm missing something. Basically, I used pack'n'go to copy a project with
all the files beginning with the prefix 217 to a new folder.

I wanted to use DA to rename the many files to use a 272 prefix, but found
it very tedious. Instead, I used the Win2K CMD shell and used the ren
commnad "ren 217*.* 272*.*"

Presto. You have to nurse the assembly upon first opening, but it seems
light years faster than using DA. But, like I said, perhaps I'm missing
something. Any feedback from more enlightened users?

Thanks.
*Dotson, Sean
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Re: Renaming files using DA vs ren command

11-05-2002 10:55 AM in reply to: *Cook, Gary
In this situation I'd do what you did. However for complex project
structures (especially in a shared environment) things aren't always so
simple.

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> Fumbling along trying to use DA to rename a bunch of files, and wondering
if
> I'm missing something. Basically, I used pack'n'go to copy a project with
> all the files beginning with the prefix 217 to a new folder.
>
> I wanted to use DA to rename the many files to use a 272 prefix, but found
> it very tedious. Instead, I used the Win2K CMD shell and used the ren
> commnad "ren 217*.* 272*.*"
>
> Presto. You have to nurse the assembly upon first opening, but it seems
> light years faster than using DA. But, like I said, perhaps I'm missing
> something. Any feedback from more enlightened users?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
*Hintehoeller, Richard
Message 3 of 3 (51 Views)

Re: Renaming files using DA vs ren command

11-05-2002 08:50 PM in reply to: *Cook, Gary
Gary:

The only downside to this approach that I can think of is that the

Properties>Project>Part Number will not pick up the change.

When you generate the Bill of Materials, you may be picking up this
property and it will show the obsolete value.

Otherwise, it certainly is the quickest way I've come across for
accomplishing your goal.

Richard
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