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Old 08-16-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

Sorry if this has been posted before (I've searched but found nothing relevant), but I have the following issue: I want to create a template that will add the book series and index to the filename, but only if they exist. I mean someting like:

J Random Author - Single Book
J Random Author - Unrelated Book
J Random Author - Amazing Series 1 - I'm Doing a Trilogy, You Guys
J Random Author - Amazing Series 2 - It's Gonna Be Awesome
J Random Author - I Lost All My Inspiration

The bolded bits are what give me trouble. See, I've looked at the Python templating, and came up with these two options:


{authors} - {: $series - $series_index - }{title}
{authors} - {: %series - %series_index - }{title}


since that's what that page suggested. However, Calibre doesn't like either option, and my Python-fu is weak.

So, can anyone give me a pointer?

Thanks in advance

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Old 08-16-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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I want to create a template that will add the book series and index to the filename, but only if they exist.
You can't.

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So, can anyone give me a pointer?
Try this:
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{series} {series_index} {authors} - {title}
It puts a couple of spaces at the front of the name when {series} and {series_index} are empty, and the OS strips them off.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
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You can't.
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Try this:
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{series} {series_index} {authors} - {title}
It puts a couple of spaces at the front of the name when {series} and {series_index} are empty, and the OS strips them off.
The OS stripping extra spaces is great, and solved my problem -- I put in
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{authors} - {series} {series_index} {title}
and it's done the trick.

Thank you

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Old 08-16-2010, 03:39 PM   #4
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The OS stripping extra spaces is great, and solved my problem -- I put in
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{authors} - {series} {series_index} {title}
and it's done the trick.
Thank you
OS stripping of spaces only works at the beginning of the filename. I see you put it in the middle, so you don't get OS stripping, just multiple spaces, but it's better than random multiple hyphens. I put my author name in the folder/directory name, then put all my series together, followed by the title.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #5
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Actually, that's worked as expected (ie, it removed the extra spaces in the filename). If it's relevant in any way, I'm using v 0.7.14 on Win 7 (64 bit version).
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Actually, that's worked as expected (ie, it removed the extra spaces in the filename). If it's relevant in any way, I'm using v 0.7.14 on Win 7 (64 bit version).
...try again. It's a bug fix introduced in v7.13. Here is quote from calibre "What's New"

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Save to disk/send to device templates: Always render {series_index} as an empty string when the book has no series.
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