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Replacing occurrence of Characters nr. X

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Replacing occurrence of Characters nr. X Reply with quote

Sample text:
Baroque Masterpieces - A. Marcello - Oboe Concerto in D Minor - Adagio (02).wav
Replaced Text:
Baroque Masterpieces - A. Marcello - Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Adagio (02).wav

So here I want to replace the occurrence nr. 3 of the character " - " with ", ".
The two first occurrence of the character " - " I want to keep
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try using the following in the custom renaming creator (do not include the single quotes).

Row: 1
Search: '^(.*?)(-)(.*?)(-)(.*?)(-)(.*)'
Replace: '\1\2\3\4\5, \7'


The filename search finds 7 groups and the new name replaces the 6th group (which is a dash), with a comma.
You can use subsequent rows to clean up the whitespace.

Hope that helps.

Peter.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Peter

Is there a shorter regex if you could go from right to left?

I notice you are using "^" - what if you are using "$"??

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By the way - I found my own solution before you send me your answer
This was a "two Rows solution":

Row: 1
Search: "(.*-)" Replace: "\1"

Row 2
Search: " -" Replace: ","
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you are correct in that you could use a much shorter expression that wouldn't depend on the number of dashes in the name. You just have to the non-greedy specifier (as you did with your solution).

something like:
search for '^(.*)-(.*)$' and replace with '\1, \2'

I think that will do the same as yours but in one row instead of 2.

Peter
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