Hi; I'm fairly new to this regex stuff, but enjoy trying to figure things out. To that end, I downloaded 'The Regex Coach', and it seemingly helped me a lot. I say 'seemingly' because when I played around and got a regex expression to do exactly what I wanted in the Coach, I then copied said expression from the Coach and pasted it into the Regex (1) match field. When I then selected the files I wanted to try it on, nothing happened. (I should say that what I'm trying to do is replace part of the middle of a file name with a period (.), so I wrote a regex to match the part I want to delete, and typed a period in the replace field.)
Like I said, nothing happened. Then I typed a period into the replace field, at which point, the entire filename disappeared, leaving in it's place a period.
Here's the current filename:
SC3369-02 - God Bless The U- - S.A. - American Idol Finalists .cdg - .S.A. - American Idol Finalists.mp3
Here's the result I'm after:
SC3369-02 - God Bless The U.S.A. - American Idol Finalists.mp3
Here's the expression that worked in 'The Regex Coach':
- - (.+)- \.
Worked perfectly in the Coach, not at all (or too well, depending on P.O.V. - what am I missing?