rename timestring

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#1 : 20/02-21 07:49
Posts: 2
Can't seem to figure out how to rename a time-string like 122347 to 12.23.47.
Suggestions are welcome ;)

20/02-21 07:49
#2 : 20/02-21 09:20
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 1071
Use a Replace method with a regular expression - read the User Guide:

If the time-string is at the beginning of the filename simply...
Replace: (\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)
with: \1.\2.\3
Use regular expressions.

Otherwise you will need also to match whatever comes before the time-string.

eg if the time-string is the first string of numerical digits then...
Replace: .*\K(\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)
with: \1.\2.\3

".*" will match a string of any characters of any length (including zero) and "\K" is an instruction to exclude previously matched characters from the final match.

20/02-21 09:20