Thanks much for answering my last question. Here is another that has me stumped. I'm bulk renaming lots of ebooks. Many of the files have the Last name First like so:
Carlin, George P - Stupid Jokes 1 - Your Mama!.epup
this is what im using:
INFO -----: Swap Lastname, Firstname if in front of a title or series with a dash(-)
EXAMPLE-: Carlin, George P - Stupid Jokes 1 - Your Mama!.epup
RESULT--: George P Carlin - Stupid Jokes 1 - Your Mama!.epub
FIND------: ^(\w+), *([\w \.]+)[ ]+-[ ]*(.*)
REPLACE-: \2 \1 - \3
OR--------: (Depending on what program your using)
REPLACE-: $2 $1 - $3
But it won't work on file names that are like this:
Carlin, George P & Swift, Taylor L. L. - Stupid Jokes 1 - Your Mama!.epup
The intials could have periods. The file should end up looking like this.
George P Carlin & Taylor L. L. Swift - Stupid Jokes 1 - Your Mama!.epup
any ideas? Thanks for your time btw.