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Re: [gcmd-usr] Regex replacing in Advanced Rename Tool

From: joe
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] Regex replacing in Advanced Rename Tool
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 09:26:08 +0200

On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 23:36 +0200, Piotr Eljasiak wrote:
> You think about something like:
> Replace this: ^([a-zA-Z]+)([1-9][0-9]*)
> With this:    \2\1
> right? 
> Unfortunately it is not possible yet... I'll add this to our TODO list,
> but it won't get into gcmd before 1.2.5

That's exactly what I meant. Thanks for adding it to your list.

> But... there is a workaround for your problem:
>      1. file extension is accessible in template as $e
>      2. If you know the number of digits in advance, you can use
>         python-like ranges in templates, e.g. $n(0:-1) will bring you
>         all characters till the last one in the filename.
> So in your example use template (but not regex!!!):
>         $n(-1:)$n(:-1).$e
> to get 4foo.bar

Thanks a lot, that did the job! Still looking forward to the next


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