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Adding path information into filename

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Adding path information into filename Reply with quote

I have a bunch of files which should look like this:

folder1/folder2/folder3/folder3 - file.ext

A fair number don't begin with the folder information on the beginning of the file. I know that looks like repetitive information but it's just an intermediate step in getting things organized.

My question is how can I get hold of the path information (folder3) so i can use it in renaming the file? I'm just reacquainting myself with regex, so I may be missing something very obvious.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, a little further research shows me there is a pre-defined command for this: Parent Folder Name Insertion

This post can probably be deleted from the Regular Expressions forum, or moved to a more appropriate forum.

I'm still having trouble excluding files that already have this information at the beginning of the filename
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the exclusion problem you are having you might need to use a plugin.

If you show some exact before/after examples, I'll be able to tell you with certainty whether you need a plugin or not.

Peter.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few examples:

C:\Users\Default\Documents\Ebooks\Single\George Orwell\George Orwell - 1984.epub <-- Should Exclude

C:\Users\Default\Documents\Ebooks\Single\George Orwell\Animal Farm.epub <-- Before

C:\Users\Default\Documents\Ebooks\Single\George Orwell\George Orwell - Animal Farm.epub <-- After

C:\Users\Default\Documents\Ebooks\Single\George Orwell\G. Orwell - Burmese Days.epub <-- Before

C:\Users\Default\Documents\Ebooks\Single\George Orwell\George Orwell - Burmese Days.epub <-- After

Obviously with the last one would require some regex beyond the Parent Folder Name Insertion
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might not have to exclude anything if the following is true:

1)
If a filename has a dash character, then use row 1 search/replace to eliminate everything before the dash.
2)
Use row 2 search/replace to to insert the parent folder.

Use something like this for row 1 (don't copy the single quotes):

search:
'^.*?\-'
replace:
'-'

Peter.
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