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#1 2006-03-08 05:28:42 am

lymica
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Registered: 2006-03-08
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Rename files

I have tried to use wildcards in automator but apparently it dosnt handle wildcards, is there any way to make an applescript to handle wildcards?

Problem:
I have dozens of files ex: "Staticname_xx_[xxxxxxxx].xxx" and i want to remove "_[xxxxxxxx]" so it goes "Staticname_xx.xxx"
is there any way to do this in automator? if not how should i do it.

I dont know anything about applescript so a litte help would be great

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#2 2006-03-10 03:05:51 am

Variable as the shade
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Registered: 2004-01-18
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Re: Rename files

Hi lymica,

Do a search on versiontracker.com for "r-name", it's a free program which renames files. There are many programs out there which will do the same; some are free, some shareware, and some are commercial. A thorough search on versiontracker.com should yield you some of them.

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Variable as the shade

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#3 2006-03-10 12:48:33 pm

lymica
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Re: Rename files

thanks i guess ill use that but i wanted the function in automator sad

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#4 2006-03-11 02:56:57 am

Variable as the shade
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Re: Rename files

Hi lymica,

You know, now that I think about it, a search on this site--say in "Code Exchange" (using keyword "rename", for example)--will probably return something satisfactory, as well. Give it a try, 'cause "You always miss one hundred percent of the shots that you don't take!"

'hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Variable as the shade

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