The basic idea is that renaming a tagdir only applies to the files captured by the tagpath’s intersection. For example, in the following structure:
t1/ b.pdf t2/ a.pdf t3/ t4/ c.pdf
If we rename
t3/t4/, we end up with the following structure:
t1/ b.pdf t3/ t4/ c.pdf a.pdf
The result is that
a.pdf (and not
b.pdf) was untagged by
t2 and then re-tagged as
It can be confusing at first, but when you think about it, there is an intuition behind it.
File browser GUI¶
Select the tag in your file browser and perform the operation required to rename it. Now rename it to the tag you wish to merge it into.
If you’re merging in the file browser, you will only be able to rename into a single destination tag, whereas other methods allow you to rename into multiple destination tags at once.
In the collection, simply move the tagdir to the name to the full destination path:
mv /mnt/myfiles/pdf_documents /mnt/myfiles/pdfs
Everything tagged with
pdf_documents will now be tagged with
tag mv pdf_documents pdfs