Relocate text in music filename

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Relocate text in music filename

Postby blaylok » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:31 am

Hi there,

I am having trouble setting up bru to rename my music filenames.

At present the filenames are like this:

01. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog.flac
02. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze.flac

And I want them to be like this instead:

01. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin.flac
02. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix.flac

I can't quite figure out how to do it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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Re: Relocate text in music filename

Postby KenP » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:17 pm

I'm not able to try this in BRU at the moment but it should work.

RegEx (1)
Match: (\d+). (.*) - (.*)
Replace: \1. \3 - \2
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Re: Relocate text in music filename

Postby blaylok » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:21 pm

That is so awesome!

Just tried it and it works perfectly!

Thanks so much KenP :D
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Re: Relocate text in music filename

Postby Unindoctrinated » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:24 am

I want to do exactly the same thing with a folder with 2703 incorrectly formatted songs in it. Unfortunately the answer shown does nothing whatsoever for me. I assume I'm missing a step somewhere.
What am I doing wrong? I tried entering them with and without the leading space in KenP's answer post.

As you can see from the screenshot there is no change to the highlighted file names.

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I tried figuring it out for myself but regular expressions might as well be another language.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.
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Re: Relocate text in music filename

Postby therube » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:21 am

Assuming that you only have a single dash (-) in the name (actually, in the format, space--space), try this:

1:Regex
Code: Select all
Match:  (.*) - (.*)
Replace:  \2 - \1
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Re: Relocate text in music filename

Postby Unindoctrinated » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:22 am

That worked perfectly. You're a legend. Thank you very much.
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