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Spinnaker

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Remove illegal charters from file names
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:20:19 PM »
The Metadata capture wizard is a great help, however, the selected text may contain reserved characters that cannot be used in file name.

It would be really helpful if there was an option to remove these characters or have a user option to substitute, e.g. with a "-" or a "_".

List of reserved characters:
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< (less than)
> (greater than)
: (colon)
" (double quote)
/ (forward slash)
\ (backslash)
| (vertical bar or pipe)
? (question mark)
* (asterisk)

RTT

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Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 01:15:40 AM »
Good idea! I've just finished to add code that, if pasting to the filename field, removes these invalid characters from the capture assisted text.

I'm also adding the possibility to execute text format scripts, triggered from the assistant extra format functions button, to extend the current "capitalize, "lowercase" and "uppercase" only possibilities.

Spinnaker

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Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 09:23:24 AM »
Happy to beta test  ;)

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Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 12:46:40 PM »
Good idea! I've just finished to add code that, if pasting to the filename field, removes these invalid characters from the capture assisted text.

Any news on when the update with this in will be coming out?

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Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 11:23:05 PM »
I hope to have a new release out in a week or two. This functionality is already coded, so it will be included.

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Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 10:27:12 AM »
Hi I wondered when this would be out?

I hope to have a new release out in a week or two. This functionality is already coded, so it will be included.

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Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 12:48:47 AM »
Soon.