The purpose of Bilbo is to provide a simple, platform
independent tool for temporary mass filename renaming.
The objective is to allow the user to change the names of
files within an entire directory structure and then
at a later time change it back.
Why? Because I have huge MP3 collections that have
filenames which are not compliant with any file format
available on cd-rom. ISO is only 8.3 characters and Joliet is a
total of 64. So what happens when you have file names that
don't fit in that format? You're screwed! You're screwed,
unless you have a Bilbo!
Bilbo is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2.
Bilbo 2.3 (4/15/2003)
In celebration of Tax Day I've GPL'ed Bilbo.
- 2.3 - Switched packages from com.chaosserver to net.chaosserver
- 2.3 - Added "license" task to display the GPL license
Released on March 7th, 2002. You're thinking I must be
joking since 1.0 was released a couple weeks earlier. I'm
not one to do a full revision change lightly. Bilbo 2.0 is
a rearchiteching of the underlying structure of how it works.
Trust me, there's enough change down there to warrant a full
Anyway, Bilbo is done. Other than some possible bug
fixing I see no need to do anymore work on this thing. Use,
enjoy, extend. Whatever.
Task based stucture with composite tasks. Instead of only
having the "there" and "backagain" tasks there are now
clean that make up the actual work. Each can
be run on its own with its own parameters.
backagain still exists as shortcuts for
the most common commands.
- Mappings aren't created when not needed.
- Errors can be ignored to allow processing even if a few things take issue.
Released on February 26th, 2002. Bilbo 1.0 is the simpliest
version of the program. It does the basic task and doesn't provide
a lot of extensiblity or robustness. But it does work!