Multi-Rename RegEx problems?

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Multi-Rename RegEx problems?

Post by *bobbozzo » 2019-08-13, 05:36 UTC

Hi,
In 9.21a and 9.22a (64-bit), I'm having trouble with RegEx in the Multi-Rename tool... trying to append or prepend a string to the filename doesn't seem to be working like it used to...
for a file named 12345678.jpg
Search for: ($1)
Replace with: AAAA - $1 - BBBB
Extension UNChecked

should result in
AAAA - 12345678 - BBBB.jpg
but instead gets
AAAA - 12345678 - BBBBAAAA - - BBBB.jpg

I'll try to upload a screenshot.

Thanks


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Re: Multi-Rename RegEx problems?

Post by *Stefan2 » 2019-08-13, 07:51 UTC

bobbozzo wrote:
2019-08-13, 05:36 UTC
Hi,
In 9.21a and 9.22a (64-bit), I'm having trouble with RegEx in the Multi-Rename tool... trying to append or prepend a string to the filename doesn't seem to be working like it used to...
for a file named 12345678.jpg
Search for: ($1)
Replace with: AAAA - $1 - BBBB
Extension UNChecked

should result in
AAAA - 12345678 - BBBB.jpg
but instead gets
AAAA - 12345678 - BBBBAAAA - - BBBB.jpg

I'll try to upload a screenshot.

Thanks

>>> Search for: ($1)
That $1 is a regex-marker for the replacement box
for to reuse what was captured in the Search by the first capturing group (...)

So adjust your search and tell the regex engine what you are looking for between your capturing parenthesis (...)
Your replacement looks fine, however.



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Re: Multi-Rename RegEx problems?

Post by *Dalai » 2019-08-13, 14:18 UTC

Uh, to enclose a filename (i.e. to prepend and append something) RegEx is not needed at all. Just use the Rename mask box and add your additional strings there, before the [N] and after it.

However, I can confirm the issue itself, even in TC 8.52a. I don't know why it occurs, but it can be solved by ticking [X] Subst checkbox.

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Re: Multi-Rename RegEx problems?

Post by *bobbozzo » 2019-08-17, 20:03 UTC

Stefan2 wrote:
2019-08-13, 07:51 UTC
>>> Search for: ($1)
That $1 is a regex-marker for the replacement box
for to reuse what was captured in the Search by the first capturing group (...)
Sorry, you're right, I was doing it completely wrong!

This bug report can be closed.

thanks!

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Re: Multi-Rename RegEx problems?

Post by *HolgerK » 2019-08-18, 21:01 UTC

Dalai wrote:However, I can confirm the issue itself, even in TC 8.52a. I don't know why it occurs, but it can be solved by ticking [X] Subst checkbox.
bobbozzo wrote: Search for: ($1)
Replace with: AAAA - $1 - BBBB
...
should result in
AAAA - 12345678 - BBBB.jpg
but instead gets
AAAA - 12345678 - BBBBAAAA - - BBBB.jpg
Shouldn't this topic stay under bug reports, because even with the correct search mask (.*) the resulting name looks quite strange if 1x is unchecked?

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