Hi : I have a lot of invoices stored in pdf format. Here is a sample:
608_Invoice_025516 (HUBB4501609265 139231 135279), 025906 (HUBB4501622217140060LANTERN), _.pdf
Each file can hold several invoices; the file is invoices to customer 608 for the day (date file created).
To help search I would like to rename each file  as follows:
where YYYYMMDD is date created
XXX is customer  - first three characters of file name.
Is this something python can do happily?
I have made a few attempts and got into knots, I am afraid!
Richard TeasdaleFinancial ControllerAsked:
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Danny RobinsonIT Support ConsultantCommented:
Not sure if I am barking up the wrong tree, but you can utility to batch rename files to the format/name you require.
Sorry if this no use to you.
Richard TeasdaleFinancial ControllerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Danny. I was thinking of this but trying to persevere with python; just need a help sometimes! Thanks again.
Richard TeasdaleFinancial ControllerAuthor Commented:
Sorted myself, thanks!

import os
import datetime

target = raw_input('Enter full directory path: ')
allfiles = os.listdir(target)
for filename in allfiles:
    t = os.path.getmtime(filename)
    v = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(t)
    x = v.strftime('%Y%m%d')
    p = filename
    py = p[0:3]
    os.rename(filename, py + x +".pdf")

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Richard TeasdaleFinancial ControllerAuthor Commented:
its my own answer...
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