Friday, February 08, 2013

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 4.0.2

Long time in between updates but the code is always being tweaked for my own use :P

  • updated NSIS installer for windows.
  • Explorer intergration back for windows users (is not removed by uninstall option currently).
  • file properties in gui
  • Delete button in GUI, it will display a confirmation dialog - please be careful.
  • Fixed nf_print displaying dir icon for blank message lines in the gui's hlist.
  • updated prog_dir detection so when run with perl exe without a proceeding dir it sets prog dir to ./
  • added more roman numerals to sp_case
  • removed whites in cli/ " old>" and quotes on filenames
  • added - to fn_kill_cwords's regexp.
  • fixed typo in cli options, was $main::pad__digits should be $main::pad_digits.
  • dots variable was not being set by cli option - fixed
  • fn_dots2space renamed to fn_dot2space (-s) to match the variable
  • cli option --unscene was actually -unscene, fixed.
  • spaces short option was listed as "s" in cli help, its actually p - fixed.
  • included entrys in the killwords list with nasty characters were not being processed.
  • Escaped killword and special_casing array now stored in @main::kill_words_arr_escaped and @main::word_casing_arr respectively, rather than overwriting themselves solving this issue and a few others. added [Moonsong], Dvsky, aaf, sys to killword list

Saturday, July 25, 2009

4.0.1b Release (including win32 installer)

Well its been overdue for quite some time so here is 4.0.1b for linux and also packaged up for win32.

  • fixed special casing (fn_sp_word) which was ignoring words next to . _ ( ) [ ]
  • add comments to and corrected debug output for function fn_sp_word
  • enabled fn_replace for id3 tags - if you dont want it run on tags, process filename first. 4.0.1b for linux / any os with a perl interpreter 4.0.1b win32 installer

Appreciate the thanks from those anonymous people :)

Sourceforge has a new layout and well, it was a massive pain in the arse. Im sure with a bit of tweaking it will be ok, but atm I prefer the old style one.

The win32 port has been done with strawberry perl, which i have to say is excellent. I am truly impressed, installing tk under strawberry perl was the first time I saw tk pass all its tests. Kudos to the strawberry perl team.

New Project
I have started work on a new project as well, it is called AU Big Fix. In short it currently fixes all known automatic update issues very easily. While I do despise windows for being a clunky piece of shit, I still have to support it unfortunately. No proper hosting / forums etc for it atm but below are some free host links for the rar.

msfn announcement

AU Big Fix - filefactory
AU Big Fix - filedropper
AU Big Fix - savefile

New House
I have bought a house :D, I know its not programing related but still. No longer do I have to put up with: rent inspections, not being able to do house improvements and not having to shift every 12months or so when the landlord decides they want to hike the rent.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Happy easter all

4.0.1a - bit more polish on the CLI interface, thanks to John Tibbs for picking out the coding errors and typos I never manage to.

Ive been a bit quite on the updates for lately due to a new job which keeps me very busy (Systems Administrator for a Large International Mining Laboratory). I have also been house hunting and currently waiting for finance approval for the house I have made an offer on. Hopefully once Im in my new house I will be able to get more coding done and also resume my electronic projects.

Enjoy The holidays :)

  • cli short options can be put anywhere, not just at start
  • updated to stop making broken links
  • fixed - Special Case misses casing that begin with a hyphen, eg "- a "
  • fixed chdir error when just running
  • fixed "pad NN w -" when using underscores
  • fixed cli short options being double processed as long options and being rejected
  • fixed a few typos

Forgot to comment out line 635 and cbf re-uploading and bumping version number either. Line 635 just prints out some info when processing short options.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Drivel & Updated

Ive been rather busy with a new job, loving it to :)

I have also written another perl app that I will release when I cbf (media playing related). The app also needs some fine tuning yet.

Ubuntu dist upgrade to intrepid fucking ruined my pc. By ruined I mean, the yanking of binary legacy nvidia drivers. My main pc has been faithfully acting in its second roll as media pc. I run a matrox g550 for the desktop and my trusty old ASUS Nvidia TNT2 Ulta (reow). Needless to say, I was pissed - I had encountered the issue previously and managed to resolve it with a custom kernel compile. Not this time though, spent far to long trying everything else but a reinstall.
Having spent far to long avoiding a reinstall, i did it. Then noticed today my for was not correct. After fixing the stupid stuff I noticed that force install for cpan was no longer working (did it ever work ?). So I googled around, and found this great thread below with a guru giving out his fix.

The updated
echo installing modules

sudo perl -MCPAN -e "CPAN::Shell->force(qw(install Tk));"
sudo perl -MCPAN -e "CPAN::Shell->force(qw(install Tk::JComboBox));"
sudo perl -MCPAN -e "CPAN::Shell->force(qw(install Tk::DynaTabFrame));"
sudo perl -MCPAN -e "CPAN::Shell->force(qw(install Tk::JComboBox));"

echo install script

sudo chmod a+x ./
sudo rm /usr/bin/
sudo ln ./ /usr/bin/

This has been corrected in my private wip version and will be included in the next release.

Saturday, September 27, 2008 4.0.1 - CLI Returns

Welcome back to CLI mode which has been missing since version 2.0.
Its funny how things seem to come full circle, back in 2000 when I started this app it was a very simple command line tool that grew into a gui app. Now 8 years later the command line interface has been put back in. I never intended to take out the cli but I simply lost the 2.0 cli only code while I went mad learning to use the Tk widget set.

New CLI Features:
  • The new cli interface boasts nearly full access to options and once I am done it will have complete access.
  • Short and long style options are supported
  • Can save options as default from cli interface
  • Can output to a console (or gui if u want) html webbrowser using --html, defaults to elinks atm (extremely handy for id3 mode).

  • The current options names are not set in stone, think of them as placeholders for better names which Im waiting on users like yourself to suggest.
  • HTML mode really does rock. 4.0.1

Friday, July 11, 2008

SUSE rpm packages now available

Seems some nice person / people decided to make and release 4.0 rpms - yay. 4.0 for SUSE 10.0 10.1, openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11.0

Thanks to Toni Graffy for creating the rpm.

You can also do the SUSE 1 click install for

Might work on creating a .deb for debian and ubuntu myself when I get the time unless someone beats me to it *hint hint hint*.