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Old 08-12-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
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How can I change the output filename format from "title - author" to "author - title"? I know how to change the input filename format for metadata detection, but can't figure out how to change the output filename.
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Thanks for the reply. I will try to do this external to Calibre with a file renaming utility.
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Thanks for the reply. I will try to do this external to Calibre with a file renaming utility.
which utility do you use for this?
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:54 PM   #5
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Use the save to disk option (just click on the button) and it will change the format to author-title. At least it does on 0.6.3.

I started with : The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan.lrf

and got: Bunyan, John - The Pilgrim's Progress_1363.lrf

You might want to delete those numbers but it isn't necessary.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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I will try the "save to disk" option, but meanwhile I was able to rename the files using Flexible Renamer v8.0 (http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA014...lish/FlexRena/). This utility accepts regular expressions, which can be tricky to figure out, but are quite powerful.

I used this search expression,
(.+)\s-\s(.+)\.epub

and this replace expression,
\2 - \1.epub

The seach expression tags the filename string preceding " - " as \1, and the string between " - " and ".epub" as \2. The replacement expression just reverses the order.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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The Calibre "Save to disk" button has several options, and the different options use different filename formats. "Save only EPUB format to disk" uses a "title - author" filename format, but "Save to disk in a single directory" uses a "author - title" filename format. I was not previously aware of this different behavior and used the "Save only EPUB format to disk" option by mistake.
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