I've been using GPRename to batch-rename files; this is rather more efficient than individually correcting each file, but still seems to be less efficient than it might be, primarily because either I don't understand the regex syntax used, or because the regex implementation is incomplete1
Given a list of files of the following syntax:
(01) - title of file1.avi (02) - title of file2.avi (03) - title of file3.avi
I attempted to use the 'replace' (with the regex option selected, the case-sensitive option deselected):
The preview then shows (given that I've specified no 'replace with' option as yet):
title of file1.avi title of file2.avi title of file3.avi
Which is great, clearly the regex is identifying the correct group (the
(I also tried using
This was just to check that I could access the matched group, and it seems I can't, the matched group is, as I suppose might be expected, replaced with the literal replacement string.
So, my question: is it possible to match a particular group of characters, in this case the numbers within the brackets, and then insert those into the replacement string? Therefore:
(01) title of file1.avi (02) title of file2.avi (03) title of file3.avi
01 title of file1.avi 02 title of file2.avi 03 title of file3.avi
- I absolutely suspect the former, personally.