Easily duplicate file AND choose new filename

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salsifis
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Easily duplicate file AND choose new filename

#1 Post by salsifis » 27.01.2015, 11:38

When you want to make a copy (or a backup) of a file, you usually select it and go for CTRL-C, CTRL-V.
The newly created file will be named “File - Copy.txt” if the original file was “File.txt” (and that depends on your Windows Locale).

Therefore, if I want my duplicate to be named “File.bak”, I have to do: CTRL-C, CTRL-V, Up, F2, delete “ - Copy” suffix in file name, Tab, bak, Enter.

That's way too long and I wish Freecommander had some “Duplicate file” dialog, with CTRL-SHIFT-D shortcut maybe, and that would look like the rename dialog. Or maybe add a check box to the rename dialog, named “Make a copy”.

Thank you for the superb work.

salsifis
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Re: Easily duplicate file AND choose new filename

#2 Post by salsifis » 27.04.2020, 07:54

For those intersted, there is an easier way to do this:

* hit F5 to open file copy dialog
* hit CTRL-A to select all the path specification (which corresponds typically to opened path in the other panel)
* type new file name. As the path is relative, the new file will be created in current folder.

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