How can add parenthesis to a number in the name of the file

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#1 : 11/12-20 12:25
Pepe Illo
Pepe Illo
Posts: 2
Hi,

I have my files like this: "1964 El último reloj - Edgar Allan Poe2

and I want to change by this "El último reloj - Edgar Allan Poe (1964)"

Any idea how can I do this?


11/12-20 12:25
#2 : 11/12-20 12:39
Pepe Illo
Pepe Illo
Posts: 2
Reply to #1:
I have found how to do it....


11/12-20 12:39
#3 : 12/12-20 18:17
ereme
ereme
Posts: 1
Hello Pepe Illo, I'd be glad if you could show me how you did it,
Thanks


12/12-20 18:17
#4 : 12/01-21 05:24
SunMan
SunMan
Posts: 1
Reply to #3:

ereme, hope its not too late to answer. Use the Replace method with a regular expression. Your commands should be:-

Replace: (\d{4})
with: (\1)

Leave everything else at default

It should rename your file, "Movie 1993 ratings 7.8.mkv" to "Movie (1993) ratings 7.8.mkv" because you are instructing to search for a value of 4 numerals and encasing them in parenthesis. Hope it helps.

I was a user of BRU, but it does not move files to the parent folders so I switched to AR. This is my 1st day using it. I know its not for the faint hearted, but its powerful and gets the job done. I know its not easy to find info about what you are trying to accomplish. I especially signed up to answer your question. Also I wanted to save heartaches for other users. Kudos to the developer. God bless him/her. Great tool. I wish it were as GUI friendly as BRU, but I'll be using AR from now on. Also I wish it had the power to delete files and folder. That maybe for an important reason. One is allowed to have wishful thinking though.


12/01-21 05:24
#5 : 12/01-21 14:13
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 600
Reply to #4:
SunMan

It's not quite so straightforward!

Your solution merely adds parentheses around the date. The original request was to move the date to the end of the filename and also to remove a digit from the end of the original filename...
eg 1964 El último reloj - Edgar Allan Poe2 ->El último reloj - Edgar Allan Poe (1964).

To achieve this you will need...

Replace: (^\d{4}) ((.*?)\d+$|(.*))
With: \3\4 (\1)

This will remove any number of digits from the end of the filename and will also work if the filename does not end with a digit.

I recommend www.regular-expressions.info as a resource for more advanced regular expressions.

Kim's over-riding philosophy is that ARen should not perform any operation that cannot be reversed by "Undo Previous Batch", which would preclude deletion of files and folders. A simple workaround is to use ARen to MOVE unwanted files or folders to a suitable junk folder and then delete the contents of that folder using Windows Explorer.


12/01-21 14:13 - edited 14/01-21 13:52