How to remove "-" fron names of MANY files

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#1 : 03/09-14 02:43
Kherida
Kherida
Posts: 1
Hello,
I used to name files, videos, ecc with the date before the name like 14-09-03 Filename.
In this case 3rd Sept 2014, using - as a separator between the Year-Month-Day.

I want to remove this - from all files (and I have many) and have the date just as 140903.

I am very new to this program. Reading the guide the best bet seemed Trim.

Trim Characters. I put a -
then I click on Start batch, but nothing happens. The file names just remain as they are.

Can someone help me? Where am I going wrong?

Thank you very much.


03/09-14 02:43
#2 : 03/09-14 08:19
Stefan
Stefan
Posts: 250
Reply to #1:
 

FROM:
14-09-03 Filename.ext
TO:
140903 Filename.ext


Trim method
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/metho d_trim

Please read the help:
"""remove unwanted spaces, dashes, and other unwanted characters from the beginning and end of the filename. """

"""FROM THE BEGINNING AND END""".... not from the middle.

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You could use the Remove pattern method
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/metho d_removepattern

Pattern: -


- - -

FROM:
14-09-03 File-name - Test.ext
TO:
140903 File-name - Test.ext


If you got to have more hyphens than the date delimiter dashes in the file name,
which you want to keep, then you can try the Replace Method
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/metho d_replace
with this regular expression to remove the hyphen from the date only:


Replace: (\d)-(\d)
With: \1\2
[X]Use regular expressions

This will remove hyphens only if located between two digits without any white space around.

- - -

To make it even more save, to prevent unwanted renaming if there would be still such Digit-Digit pattern anywhere else,
for your provided examples you can use this exactly match of your file name patterns:

<start>DigitDigit-DigitDigit-DigitDigitDigitDigit TheRest.ext<end>

Replace: ^(\d\d)-(\d\d)-(\d\d\d\d)(.+)$
With: \1\2\3\4
[X]Use regular expressions

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HTH?

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03/09-14 08:19