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find '&' and replace with 'and'

Postby Admin » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:00 am

I have a share volume that uses AFP and SMB file sharing. The Mac guys have used some illegal characters in the folder names and I need to change these before moving the data to a NAS server.
Can BRU go several folders deep without manual intervention to find '&' and replace with 'and' ?
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Re: find '&' and replace with 'and'

Postby Admin » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:01 am

Yes, use Replace (3)

Replace: &
With : and

You can add spaces before and after and if you need.
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Re: find '&' and replace with 'and'

Postby simon.sharman » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:45 am

Thanks, I get that but the difficulty is the actions needs to propagate through many sub folders. Can this be done in one action?

I suspect not because as each folder is corrected, the search results path to the folders/sub-folders will then be void.
If I use Mac automator to find & replace this character I'd have to do correct say all 5th deep folders first, then research and correct 4th deep foldders etc working back to the 1st level folders. Bit of a chore!

Have you guys got a miracle for me?

thanks Simon
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Re: find '&' and replace with 'and'

Postby therube » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:52 am

12:Filters, check the Subfolders box.
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Re: find '&' and replace with 'and'

Postby simon.sharman » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:13 pm

That works! Without doubt, 'Bulk Rename Utility' is the best app I've bought in years!
A Mac OS version would be utopia. I think I need to get out more.
Thanks everyone, Simon
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