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Creating directories from file name

 
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BJthebear



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:34 am    Post subject: Creating directories from file name Reply with quote

I have been playing around with PFrank for the last week or so trying to get
it to create a directory structure based on the file name.

The files I have are in the format:-

Surname.Forename - title.mobi

ie Alexander. Caroline - The Endurance_ Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.mobi

What I am trying to produce is a directory c:\surname. forename\title.mobi or in the case of the example
c:\Alexander. Caroline\The Endurance_ Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.mobi

Todate the best I can do is using the formula

(?Bx)(.*)[,](.*)[ ]+[-]+[ ]*(.*?)[ ]*[-][ ]*(.*) # build path

with replace pattern \1/\2/\3

but it does not appear to do anything

Where am I going wrong? Can anyone help

Thanks BJ
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Try this (without the single quotes):

Row: 1
Search: '(?Bx)(.*?)[ ]+[-]+[ ]*(.*)[.](.*)' # build path
Replace: 'c:/\1/\2.\3'

This is just a precaution but I would first preview and rename with a few sample files before unleashing it on everything.

Hope that helps,

Peter.
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BJthebear



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works a treat

Thanks very much
Brian
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