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Remove leading zeros from filenames

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Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020

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How can I use string substitution to batch remove leading zeros from filenames? For example, I want to change 2020_001_002 to 2020_1_2. 

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Hi Jaime,

 

Within Bridge I do not think so. However, if you are on a Mac you can use the application "A Better Finder Rename" which can use Regular Expressions.

 

see: https://medium.com/@johnlreed/a-better-finder-rename-and-regular-expressions-7f0b9645a002

 

Not sure it helps you but it might get your thoughts going

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You can use regular expressions. /00/g would find all instances of "00" in files.

 

https://www.regular-expressions.info/

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In it's simplest form, one does not even need a regular expression, a simple find/replace for 00 is all that is required.

 

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Of course, if there are double zero digits in the filename that do need to be retained, then you need to introduce a regular expression based pattern match.

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