"move" instead of "copy" for "import and sort" funciton

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"move" instead of "copy" for "import and sort" funciton

Post by gharbeia »


It would be great to have an option in the "import and sort" function to move the image files instead of copying them.
My main use case for using this function is to organise image files from amalgamations into a date-oriented directory-tree.

Being able to move files instead of copying has the following benefits:
  • Saving working space
  • Much faster, if both source and target are on the same filesystem, when the OS's filesystem moving function is used
  • Preserves file creation dates, which is sometimes preferred, again, if the OSs filesystem function is used.
Additionally, an option to prune empty directories from the source would help speed things, and make troubleshooting easier and safer.