Replacing ...


#1

I want to get rid of dots... from track/album etc. Problem is that i can't find way to make it work, because . matches any single character.

Examples:
We Live In A World...
So Far, So Good...So What!

I also want to get rid of unnecesary spaces like "... A Dish Better Served Coldly"


#2

hello,

okay, it's another program, but i have been using this for years. it makes renaming of all files and folders easy -- not only for music files but all files ! you can insert number or text anywhere in a file name, trim names, or replace text strings in file/folder names.

the best yet is that it's free and it's a small program. it has to be my most used program for renaming files.

http://www.albert.nu/default.asp?sub=progr...enamer/main.htm

to solve your "." problem, i would suggest replacing all "." with "" in this program. this gets rid of the extra "." in your files, but then you have a problem that all files extensions are missing the "." Because all file extensions are 3 letters, you can tell the program to insert a "." in position 4 from the right. then all files will have a "." between the file names and the extension name!

bruno


#3

There's no need for other programs...

". matches any single character." only counts for regular expressions. If you want to match an actual dot, you must mask in with .

But why don't you use a simple Replace action where dot is dot?!

Actions


#4

#5

But only if you actually enable that option!

By default it works as you want it.


#6

Field: TITLE;ARTIST;ALBUM
Regular expression: .{3}
Replace matches with:

Works fine, but how can i add space between words?
So Far, So Good...So What!
So Far, So GoodSo What!


#7

Just add a space in the Replace matches with field.