How to get rid of warning when changing file extension

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rickb, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. rickb macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Anyone know? I've looked but havent seen anything, its getting annoying.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I don't think the warning in Finder can be disabled. However, if you frequently do mass extension renaming, Automator can handle this task easily, without generating warnings for each file.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Use the Terminal its quicker and easier anyway.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    For those that don't know how to use the Terminal to rename files:

    The command you need is called mv. Here's how it's used:
    Code:
    mv source-path destination-path
    The Terminal is nice, and lets you drag and drop files and directories on it to copy their location to the prompt. I highly recommend doing this. For example:

    • Open Terminal
    • Type "mv " (make sure you include the space after the command)
    • Drag and drop the source file or directory onto the Terminal window
    • Type a space
    • If renaming a file, drop the file again, and edit the dropped text to what you want
    • Press Return to execute the command
     
  5. beginner0 macrumors member

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    If you want even faster you can use 'rename' command:
    >rename from to targetfiles

    For example:
    >rename .html .txt *.html

    this will rename all your html files into txt files in the current directory.
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    FYI, in Leopard you'll be able to disable the warning. Can't remember where I read/saw that as it was a while back, but I was pleased to see it.
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I hardly see how that's faster or easier than just doing it through the Finder. Honestly that would take twice as long.

    But I also read Leopard will let you disable the warning — a welcome feature.
     

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