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Custom "File Name Pattern" in File Operations, Using Beta 8
tberman333
post Dec 26 2007, 00:50
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Is there anyway to define custom file naming patterns in the file operations functions (move, copy, rename)? I am working on cleaning up my directories where my music is stored and I would like to create folders based on a custom tag I have setup in all of my files. With the old masstagger component this was possible, but I can't seem to find a way to do it in the new versions.

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Frank Bicking
post Dec 26 2007, 00:53
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Uhm... just enter it into the file name pattern field?

Note that you have to use "move" instead of "rename" if you want to create folders.

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mapmike
post Feb 8 2008, 20:44
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I understand that I can enter custom naming schemes in that box, but is there a way to save a list of custom syntax strings in the new 9.5 File Operations Rename/Move dialog? It seems like a huge advantage to the previous Masstagger Rename/Move dialog where I could quickly load my various custom schemes.

There seems to be the same issue with the Automatically Fill Values dialog of 9.5, so I'm confused. Is this a functionality that is planned for future versions, or is it considered some kind of "advanced" feature for which users should rely on plugins instead of cluttering the default interface?

[edit: I was very confused about how to use "Presets" and asked a dumb question. I figured it out. Sorry.]

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Frank Bicking
post Feb 8 2008, 20:55
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QUOTE (mapmike @ Feb 8 2008, 20:44) *
(...) is there a way to save a list of custom syntax strings in the new 9.5 File Operations Rename/Move dialog?

Under Presets, enter a name and click Save. At a later date, you can select your preset and click Load.
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Dark_Angel
post Feb 12 2008, 17:06
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I've been having some problems using s custom patern aswell, perhaps you can help me.

I want to use the following name scheme:

[%tracknumber%. ]%artist% - %title%

which works fine, but i don't like how foobar replaces some of the characteres available in tags that aren't allowed in filenames, so i tried to use:

$replace([%tracknumber%. ]%artist% - %title%,'/','-')

for example, to get a "-" instead of a "_" when renaming...but I can't get it to work.
I thought it could be something wrong in the formatting i was using, but i used it in tagging and it works.

Any thoughts?
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Frank Bicking
post Feb 12 2008, 17:09
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Please read the FAQ about renaming files.
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