Batch Renaming of Folders

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Batch Renaming of Folders

Postby russg » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:31 pm

I need to batch rename a bunch of music folders. Currently the folders are named "Artist - Album" (without quotes). I want to remove the "Artist - ", leaving just the "Album" as the folder name. So , "Album - Artist" becomes "Album" (again, without quotes). Essentially, I am remove all characters prior to "Album". Or, you could say that I am removing all characters from the space after the hyphen to the beginning of the folder name. Could you please give me the correct method to accomplish this in BRU?

Thanks.
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Re: Batch Renaming of Folders

Postby Luuk » Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:44 pm

The first description..... 'Artist - Album' ====> Album
The second description.. 'Album - Artist' ====> Album

To keep everything after the first space-space, the RegEx(1) uses a Match and Replace like...
.+? - (.+)
\1

To keep everything before the first space-space...
(.+?) - .+
\1
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Re: Batch Renaming of Folders

Postby russg » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:34 pm

Thanks, Luuk. Sorry about the confusion in the descriptions. The first description was correct, as was your solution!

Thanks again,

Russ
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