Sunday, November 30, 2008

litsupport summary for the week ending on 11/23/08

A lot of important and useful information is posted to litsupport each week. The following is a distilled summary, in the form of questions and answers.

Q. A utility to rename a lot of files?
  1. NameWiz;
  2. RenameMan;
  3. The Rename;
  4. Magic File Renamer;
  5. Rename;
  6. Perl script (for those in the know);
  7. WildRename;
  8. Renamer;
  9. Bulk Rename Utility;
  10. Better File Rename;
  11. Write a DOS batch file, only be careful to use copy instead of ren :)
  12. Total Commander;
Q. What is the easiest way to print out metadata in office files, without corrupting that data?
  1. Meta Viewer from PinPoint Labs;
  2. Metadata Assistant from Payne Group;
  3. A script described in a (somewhat technical) blog;

This summary from the Litsupport Group postings created by the wonderful and talented members of the group has been culled by Mark Kerzner ( and edited by Aline Bernstein (

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