Update on Jhead…

11 Nov

After a little tweaking, I came up with the following Jhead command, which named 99.5% of my picture files with the following format: FourDigitYear-TwoDigitMonth-TwoDigitDay_TwoDigitHour-TwoDigitMinute-TwoDigitSecond.jpg (e.g.: 2000-05-23_21-28-26.jpg, which translates to May 23, 2000, 9:28:26 pm)

jhead -nf%Y-%02m-%02d_%02H-%02M-%02S *

I still have 28 files which had been manually renamed in ages past which jhead refuses to rename, complaining that “Possible new names for ‘filename’ already exist” I may have to rename those manually. We shall see.

On a side note, I had to separate out .bmp’s, .mov’s, .tif’s, etc. and will have to deal with them later. Jhead seems to work only with jpeg’s. Once I get the renaming and organization settled, it will be time to go to work on tagging with KPhotoAlbum.

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Posted by on November 11, 2008 in Uncategorized


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One response to “Update on Jhead…

  1. Mr. Muppet

    September 13, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I had the same problem. But it just means that jhead ran out of signs to differentiat files. I for example wanted to name some photos “Costa_Rica”, so jhead named the first file “Costa_Rica”, the second “Costa_Rica01” and so on until 09. Than it ran out of numbers and gave the above error. Hope it helps….


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