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Hi there👋, do you download videos from Youtube, and do you have a hard time renaming them since they come with the downloader tool's name appended to the name?
Python came to my rescue and I now do monthly renaming at once with a simple running of my script in seconds.
If you have Python installed, you do not need to pip install anything! We shall be using the os module which comes pre-bundled in the standard library.
import os folder_paths = ["C:/Users/Ronnie Atuhaire/Downloads/", "C:/Users/Ronnie Atuhaire/Downloads/weeks b4/", "C:/Users/Ronnie Atuhaire/Downloads/Last week/", "C:/Users/Ronnie Atuhaire/Downloads/Today/", "E:/", "E:/New folder/", "E:/New folder (2)/", "E:New folder (3)/", "E:/old/", "E:/Today/", "C:/Users/Ronnie Atuhaire/Downloads/week b4/", ] filenames =  text_to_remove = "y2mate.com - ".strip('') for folder in folder_paths: # print(folder) for count, filename in enumerate(os.listdir(folder)): # print(count, filename) if text_to_remove in filename: filenames.append(folder + filename) print(len(filenames)) for count, new_file in enumerate(filenames): # print(count, new_file) old_name = new_file new_name = new_file.replace(text_to_remove, '') print(count, new_name) os.rename(old_name, new_name)
I tried using self-descriptive variable naming and I guess there is nothing much to explain if you are already familiar with Python basics.
✔ I created a list of my folders where the script should search
Note that I used a forward slash or you can use
r to represent a raw string
✔I did a nested
for loop to loop through the folders using
enumerate() allows us to iterate through a sequence but it keeps track of both the index and the element.
enumerate() function takes in an iterable as an argument, such as a list, string, tuple, or dictionary.
os.listdir() method in python is used to get the list of all files and directories in the specified system directory
✔ I created another for loop and used python
os.rename() to do the file editing.
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