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Old 02-20-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Metadata Search and Replace- Delete everything in square brackets?

I am trying to clean up some of my metadata using the search and replace feature. I have titles that have series information in them. The series information is in brackets. Can I create an expression that will delete the brackets and everything in the brackets? Below is an example.

[Eric John Stark] The Secret of Sinharat

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Old 02-20-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Sure. Search for
Code:
\[.*?\]\s(.*)
and replace with
Code:
\1
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, worked like a champ.

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Sure. Search for
Code:
\[.*?\]\s(.*)
and replace with
Code:
\1
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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One more question. I have more of the same except using parentheses instead of brackets. I tried just substituting parentheses for brackets in the expression but that didn't work. Example below. Obviously I don't have a clue what I am doing.

Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 1)
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:37 AM   #5
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Try searching for
Code:
(.*?)\s\(.*?\)
and again replacing with
Code:
\1
There's also a regex tutorial available that may be of interest to you.
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Thank you again! Thanks also for the tutorial, hopefully I can get something out of it.

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Try searching for
Code:
(.*?)\s\(.*?\)
and again replacing with
Code:
\1
There's also a regex tutorial available that may be of interest to you.
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