how can i swap two words at end of a file

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#1 : 10/02-16 23:37
Bernie2504
Bernie2504
Posts: 17
Hi,
Thx for this powerful tool - i like it, but ...
unfortunately, I have problems with the usage of regular expressions

my "problem":
i want to swap the last 2 words of filenames / folders with various length
e.g.:
hello my friend, how are you ! - Bugs Bunny.mpx
should be
hello my friend, how are you ! - Bunny Bugs.mpx
or
God does not play dice - 1926 Albert Einstein
should be
God does not play dice - 1926 Einstein Albert

what's the correct phrase
regards

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Bernie2504


10/02-16 23:37
#2 : 11/02-16 10:37
Tester123
Tester123
Posts: 92
Try this Replace method:

Text to be replaced: (.+) (.+) (.+)
Replace with: \1 \3 \2
Use regular expressions: Tick

Quick Summary:
Define three groups (that's what the bracket pairs are for).
Group 1: '(.+)' - the left group means look for any character (the dot), and repeat at least once (the '+' means one or more).
Group 2: '(.+)' - the middle group means the same thing.
Group 3: '(.+)' - the right group means the same thing again.

However, regex is greedy so Group 1 will continue to grab as much as it can stopping only when there is the absolute minimum left over to satisfy the remainder of '<space> + Group 2 + <space> + Group 3'.

This means that Group 1 will contain:
Example 1: 'hello my friend, how are you ! -'
Example 2: 'God does not play dice - 1926'

and leave Groups 2 and 3 respectively as:
Example 1: 'Bugs' and 'Bunny'
Example 2: 'Albert' and 'Einstein'

Then we take the first group and then swap the second and third groups with this:
'\1 \3 \2'


11/02-16 10:37
#3 : 11/02-16 12:45
Bernie2504
Bernie2504
Posts: 17
Reply to #2:
Hi - it works really well -
THX for the great help and the background informations !
Bernd

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Bernie2504


11/02-16 12:45