Centurion, the powerful rename and file move tool.
"Efficient and easy to use load balance tool for the Mac...
In a nutshell, Centurion divides the content of one folder from which files need to be processed, into many other, smaller drop folders, for more efficient handling and processing using third party software.
...Centurion was built with simplicity in mind becomes evident once you start the application, and you will soon discover that working with the app is very easy due to its user friendly interface and neatly organized controls layout".
Vladimir Ciobica, at Softpedia.com
An easy to use and powerful file mover.
Centurion is a productivity utility that helps you manage a massive load of files.
The application will watch a source folder, and will distribute the files load balanced
to multiple out folders, based on file extension and/or file name characteristics.
In one run, files can be renamed using c-actions.
Centurion becomes extremely handy if you have f. ex. many files to handle in a short time, and if you need to distribute the files between multiple processors, computers, systems, users...
You can configure Centurion also defining one source folder and one out folder to automate file renaming, eventually as one step of an entire workflow.
Go to the 'Preferences...' menu item under the 'Centurion' menu.
10 steps to setup Centurion:
Choose the watch folder
Choose the main input/source folder.
Add the drop folder(s).
Choose as many drop folders as you need.
Or remove a drop folder.
Define the number of files that may be dropped in each drop folder.
Define the maximum number of files that will be dropped in the drop folders.
Starting from the first folder in row, the folders will be filled up.
If you only work with 1 drop folder and you do not want to define a max. number of files, just enter a very high number.
Define a file filter, based on file extension.
Define which files that must be handled, based on file extension.
- Enter file extension without "." - Enter multiple file extensions, seperated by a "," - Enter "*" if you like to handle all files and folders.
Define a file filter, based on file name.
Define which files that must be handled, based on file name.
- Enter part of the file name - Define whether it has to start with/contains/end with.
Both file filters can be used separately or combined.
If you don't want to use a file filters, let text field "5" and/or "6" empty.
Add a c-action.
You can add as much c-actions as you want, they will be executed in the showed order.
How to create a c-action ?
You can create a c-action using piQtility®:
- install piQtility on the system where you run Centurion.
- go to the "edit" tab.
- go to the "rename" tab.
- configure your renaming options.
- click the button
to export a c-actions file
What can you do with c-actions ?
You can rename files, using options as: strip, replace, prefix and postfix.
Import c-actions in Centurion®, and load the c-actions in the order you like to execute them.
Import c-actions as much as you want if you need to repeat the action multiple times.
This makes Centurion® an unique and extremely powerful file mover/file renamer !
Or remove a c-action.
Run at launch option.
When selected, the application will run immediately after launch.
Create a heartbeat file.
A heartbeat file is a file created and updated each time the application is polling.
This file can be checked by professional monitoring tools to see, if the application is running correctly.
This is common practice in high-end professional workflows. If you do not use that type of monitoring, you do not need to activate this feature.
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