Metacharacter for words after and before the parenthesis

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#1 : 09/02-19 15:31
Spiros
Spiros
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Hi is there any way to characterize any word into the parenthesis for example

(Felguk (Extended) Remix)

To:

(Felguk Extended Remix)

I am using the replace command

(Extended) Remix) to Extended Remix)

but i want to do that with many files so i am trying to find a away to characterize the word after and before the first parenthesis "Felguk" to keep it intact

So the command could be ("whatever symbol i should use" (Extended) Remix)

To ("whatever symbol i should use" Extended Remix)

Thanks in advance.


09/02-19 15:31
#2 : 09/02-19 22:26
L B
L B
Posts: 50
Reply to #1:

Use RegEx & Replace method for this. I am assuming you basically want to remove the innermost parentheses.

Replace method:

Text to be Replaced = (\(.*)\((.*)\)(.*\))
Replace with = \1\2\3

Use Regular Expressions = Ticked.


Alternatively, if you always wanna remove parenthesis around the exact word "Extended", then:

Text to be Replaced = (.*)\((Extended)\)(.*)
Replace With = \1\2\3


09/02-19 22:26 - edited 09/02-19 22:31
#3 : 11/02-19 14:11
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 216
Reply to #1:

Simplest regular expression is: Replace " \(|\) " with " "

Translates as REPLACE <space> + "(" OR ")" + <space> WITH <space>

"|" = OR

"\" is the "Escape" character, which means that "(" & ")" represent themselves rather than special RegEx grouping characters.


11/02-19 14:11 - edited 11/02-19 14:57
#4 : 12/02-19 19:14
L B
L B
Posts: 50
Reply to #3:

Wouldn't that remove just the leading parenthesis, not the trailing one, after "Extended"?...since there is no space before the trailing one.


12/02-19 19:14 - edited 12/02-19 19:25
#5 : 12/02-19 19:59
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 216
Reply to #4:
I thought that my explanation made it clear.

The RegEx " \(|\) " matches EITHER <a space followed by an opening parenthesis> OR <a closing parenthesis followed by a space>.

Either of these is then replaced by a single space.

Hence "(Felguk (Extended) Remix)" returns "(Felguk Extended Remix)", as required.


12/02-19 19:59
#6 : 15/02-19 02:22
L B
L B
Posts: 50
Reply to #5:

Ohhh, there is a space after the closing parenthesis... Apologies, did not notice that. Yeah, that'd work.


15/02-19 02:22