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Old 06-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Help: regex for add books

If I use this format for filename:
author - [series] [series_index] title
I can use this regex:
(?P<author>.+) - \[(?P<series>.+)\] \[(?P<series_index>.+)\] (?P<title>[^_]+)

I would prefer:
author - [series series_index] title

but I don't know how to stop
(?P<series>.+)
when it gets to numbers, and then include the numbers in series_index

EDIT: Never mind. What if the series name is Oceans 11? Will have to stick to current format.

What I need is the equivalent to
{authors} - [{series} {series_index}] {title}
which is used in Save to disk.

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Old 06-16-2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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What I need is the equivalent to
{authors} - [{series} {series_index}] {title}
which is used in Save to disk.


only problem here is if you do not have a series/series index then you will have empty brackets in your book title when you save to disk. I have something similar but I use a custom column {#myseries} that only fills with the desired text if there is a series (it could even be a hidden column) then I use it in my save to disk and it only appears if needed. You could probably do the same with yours, something like

Code:
{authors} - {#myseriesL}{series} {series_index}{#myseriesR} {title}
then if there is a series, it will have the brackets, but if there isn't one, the brackets won't appear.

I used 'Column built from other columns' with the following template to create my {#myseries} column:

Code:
{series:test(~,)}
I use a ~ in front of my Series names in my folders
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You inspired me to get rid of the empty brackets, so:

If there is no series I want this
author - title
If there is a series I want this:
author - [series series_index] title
with a leading 0 if the series_index is less than 10.

So I use this for the save to disk template
{authors} - {series:| [| } {series_index:0>2s| |]} {title}

Works perfectly for both cases.
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{series:| [| } , huh

I was looking for a regex way for you to do what you wanted, but looks like you found

Cool
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Looked up template in the calibre manual. It discusses exactly what I was looking for.
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