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Howto: Rename files?

asked 2014-03-10 15:21:23 +0300

Lxt gravatar image

How does one rename files on the Jolla?

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answered 2014-03-10 15:33:22 +0300

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updated 2014-03-10 15:35:53 +0300

If you have developer mode enabled - just open the terminal and use "mv" command to rename your files. On the other hand I suppose you are not using developer mode, so use your file manager of choice. Download "Cargo-dock" from store - it has "rename" function.

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Actually, I am using developer mode, but it seems obvious to me that renaming/moving/copying a file is such a fundamental feature that it must be supported in the default GUI.

Thanks for the Cargo-dock tip, though! I overlooked it since the name did not indicate anything to do with files.

Lxt ( 2014-03-10 15:48:14 +0300 )edit

Rename a file is absolutelly basic functionality, which shuld not need developer mode!

SaimenSays ( 2014-03-12 23:28:05 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-13 16:21:38 +0300

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You can rename files with Filetug. It's available at least in openrepos: https://openrepos.net/content/matoking/filetug

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answered 2014-03-12 23:29:21 +0300

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updated 2014-03-12 23:33:30 +0300

As workarround you can use an alternative file browser from Yandex store, for example "ES File Explorer"

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answered 2014-03-10 20:29:05 +0300

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updated 2014-03-10 20:29:05 +0300

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For user files: Connect the Jolla to your PC (via USB) and use the file browser of your PC.

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A bit of an overkill, don't you think? =:o)

Venty ( 2014-03-13 11:05:10 +0300 )edit

@Venty: Depends on the number of files.(Using some app from OpenRepos is similar overkill, and even that you have to use a third party app or developer mode is overkill for a basic file operation – so I don't understand the downvoting.)

jgr ( 2014-03-13 17:22:18 +0300 )edit

You could even use something like mobaXterm which is an Xserver/ssh/sftp-program. Works very well. If you log in it automatically displays the filemanager-window (sftp/ftp) alongside the terminal. Very convenient.

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This works great over wifi (don't forget to prolong screen-saver time otherwise it'll loose connection though).

manut ( 2014-03-14 15:47:16 +0300 )edit
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