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Batch rename - String substitution intermediate filename

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Mar 27, 2020 Mar 27, 2020

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Hello, I'd like to see some example of this rename feature. I found an article online talking about this, where it says: Intermediate Filename replaces a string that is defined by preceding options in the New Filenames pop-up menus. What are these pop-up menus? Anyone is acquainted with this? 

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Community Expert , Mar 27, 2020 Mar 27, 2020

The previous links assume some knowledge of regular expressions/grep.

 

Here is a simplified example:

 

intermediate.png

 

The first set of string substitution filename dropdown menus define the original name and the initial find/replace routine.

 

The output of the first routine is set as the intermediate filename dropdown menu which is added via the - + symbols, then a second find/replace is performed on the intermediate filename which then becomes the final filename!

 

I only used this as a simplified exampl

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The previous links assume some knowledge of regular expressions/grep.

 

Here is a simplified example:

 

intermediate.png

 

The first set of string substitution filename dropdown menus define the original name and the initial find/replace routine.

 

The output of the first routine is set as the intermediate filename dropdown menu which is added via the - + symbols, then a second find/replace is performed on the intermediate filename which then becomes the final filename!

 

I only used this as a simplified example of how the intermediate filename works, I would probably just do it using a single rename option using a regular expression based string substitution in this example:

 

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Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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So, did that help?

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Yes, perfectly! Thank you very much

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