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if a filename has either ( or ) it causes TCC/TCMD to double quote the name; Hence I think it would be nice if Fixnames would replace either char with maybe _ please.

Version I am using:
F/V: 0.28.0.0
P/V: 0.28.0
Size: 38.5
Date: 12/14/15 at 11:43am

P.S. Same thing with single quotes...... please....
 
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I don't know why filename completion does that; I don't seem to need to quote such filenames. To prevent confusion with command grouping, perhaps? I've added a /C for parentheses.

Apostrophes: What's wrong with apostrophes?
 
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I am getting "No closing quote" on filenames so suggest quotes be added plz.....
 

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I am getting "No closing quote" on filenames so suggest quotes be added plz.....
Theoretically, quotes are replaced with apostrophes. I don't know whether this has ever been tested, though. It shouldn't be possible to create a filename containing quotes -- they are illegal. Do you actually have filenames containing quotes?
 
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I do have filenames with an uneven number of quotes, and ones with ">", as shown in the attached bad_names.txt, attached. I have not used fixnames yet.
 

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about post #7, I made a filelist with CMD doing "dir /a:-d /b /o:gen /s -path- > listfile" then ran the attached testing.btm as testing listfile, just to help catch any filenames that are not ok with TCMD.....
 

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I have JPGs with %20 whicgh I know is a space andwhile I could do a simple command wrapped around @replace[...] it would be great if FixNames DLL was modified to handle them as well please.
 

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It should be doing that by default:

Code:
C:\>fixnames *.jpg
"C:\Test%20file.jpg" -> "C:\Test file.jpg"

Found 1, fixed 1, failed 0, skipped 0 in "C:\"


C:\>

Is it not working for you? (It's been a long time since I looked at that plugin.)
 
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@Charles Dye What version of F/N are you using?

Module: c:\TCMD\Plugins\fixnames\FixNames-x64.dll
Name: FixNames
Author: Charles Dye
Email: cdye@unm.edu
Web: FixNames Plugin
Description: Renames filenames containing troublesome characters
Implements: fixnames
Version: 0.28 Build 1

I'll do more testing tomorrow afternoon....
 
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Do the routines handle /S like the JPSoft commands do? e.g. how ATTRIB handles /S, /S2, /S+3 ? Also is there some docs as to what the bad chars are and what they are replaced with?
 

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Do the routines handle /S like the JPSoft commands do? e.g. how ATTRIB handles /S, /S2, /S+3 ? Also is there some docs as to what the bad chars are and what they are replaced with?

No, /S is just /S. It doesn't take any fancy suboptions.

The list of things FIXNAMES may try to change is long, and affected by command line options, but here's a partial list:

%xx and =xx hexadecimal pairs decoded
caret and percent sign: changed to underscore
ampersand: changed to underscore
parentheses: changed to underscore (someone wanted this, I forget why)
C0 control characters 0x01 - 0x1f: changed to underscore
C1 control characters 0x80 = 0x9f: remapped to high-order Windows-1252 characters
double quote and backquote: remapped to apostrophe
non-breakable space and various fancy Unicode spaces: changed to ASCII space
Byte Order Mark: changed to underscore
spaces and periods at the end of the filename: stripped

Various thoroughly illegal characters like < > ? * / \ will be replaced with an underscore. However, since filenames containing these are illegal, the rename will probably fail. Sorry about that.
 
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Trying to do a

Code:
for /r %fn in (*^,*.url) ren "%fn" "%@replace[^,,_,%fn]"

but that is not working. I'd hate to ask for commas to be changed to underscores but not sure why the code is not working.
 
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! " # $ ' + , - . ; < = > ? @ [ ] _ ¯ ` { } ~ ‚ ƒ … † ˆ ‰ Š ” œ ¡ £ ¤ § ® ¯ Ø æ ø ú

That is the list of chars I am trying to replace.... they are from my URLs.....
 
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@Charles Dye :
I have URLs named:
Amazon.co.uk_Music_Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_2_Secret_of_Ooze_[SOUNDTRACK].url

I tried doing FIXNAMES /A /B /C /E /S and it didn't fix the [ or ]. then I tried escaping the [

FOR %fn in ("*^[*.url") echo %fn

Nothing was ECHOed. Any thoughts on this to help please?
 

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@Charles Dye :
I have URLs named:
Amazon.co.uk_Music_Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_2_Secret_of_Ooze_[SOUNDTRACK].url

I tried doing FIXNAMES /A /B /C /E /S and it didn't fix the [ or ]. then I tried escaping the [

FOR %fn in ("*^[*.url") echo %fn

Nothing was ECHOed. Any thoughts on this to help please?

Your command works for me, if I remove the caret. (Square brackets are legal filename characters.)

At one point I had a version of FixNames that allowed you to specify lists of arbitrary characters to replace. I'll have to dig that one out and dust it off for you. Might take me a few days.
 

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I've uploaded an updated version of FixNames: FixNames Plugin

This one adds a couple of new options, /Q: and /R:. The first lets you specify a list of characters to replace (in addition to the plugin's built-in defaults). The second lets you specify replacement characters. So, to change square brackets to parentheses, you could:
Code:
fixnames /Q:[] /R:() *

I've also changed the .DLL names: FixNames.dll is now the 64-bit build; the 32-bit version is FixNames-x86.dll.
 
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Code:
[C:\Users\Galloway\Favorites]fixnames /A /B /C /E /Q:" /R:_ /S *
FixNames plugin: Missing filespec

Would I need to use

Code:
/Q:^"

instead?
 

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Double quotes are gone by that point; my arg parser removes them. (And escapes are removed before the plugin is even called; the command never sees them.)

But double quotes are in the built-in list of characters to replace anyway. They get changed to apostrophes. If you use /Q:' /R:_ to change apostrophes to underscores, you'll pick up double quotes at the same time. Kind of a kludge, I admit.
 
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@Charles Dye :
To get to my place now I have:
Code:
DIR "%@shfolder[6]\*.url;*.lnk" /b /s > %tmp%\favs.txt
rem
rem edited favs.txt to remove path, then removed [a-z0-9_]
rem made sure only one chat per line in favs.txt
rem sorted then removed duplicate lines in favs.txt
rem -------
rem remaining chars are (char : ascii)
CHAR : ASCII
____________
    :    3
    :    7
   :   11
   :   12
    :   14
    :   21
   " :   34
   ' :   39
   - :   45
   . :   46
   ; :   59
   ? :   63
   @ :   64
   \ :   92
   _ :   95
   { :  123
   } :  125
   ~ :  126
    :  252
   ‚ :  233
   ƒ :  226
   … :  224
   † :  229
   ˆ :  234
   ‰ :  235
   Š :  232
    :  236
    :  197
    :  201
   ” :  246
   œ :  163
     :  225
   ¡ :  237
   ¤ :  241
   § :  186
   ® :  171
   ¯ :  187
   Ø : 9578
   æ :  181
   ø :  176
   ú :  183
____________

rem end of list.....

and that is the list after using every option then some of Q: and R:

I guess I can do ren "%fn" "%replace[whatever,new,%fn] for the others.... ?
 
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@Charles Dye - it's not handling "&amp;" correctly. Be nice if it was to change the quoted to _ or similar. See the copy and pasted below:

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[C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC]dir

Volume in drive C is OS Serial number is 8293:971b
Directory of C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\*

3/02/2021 22:17 <DIR> .
3/02/2021 22:17 <DIR> ..
3/02/2021 22:01 52,243 Brea%20&amp;%20Sandy%20&amp;%20Amy%20Lee%20in%20St%20John.jpg
3/02/2021 22:06 253,080 Free%20Bird2.jpg
305,323 bytes in 2 files and 2 dirs 307,200 bytes allocated
299,496,058,880 bytes free

[C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC]fixnames /A /B /C /E /S *
"C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\Brea%20&amp;%20Sandy%20&amp;%20Amy%20Lee%20in%20St%20John.jpg" -? "C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\Brea__amp;_Sandy__amp;_Amy_Lee_in_St_John.jpg"
"C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\Free%20Bird2.jpg" -? "C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\Free_Bird2.jpg"

Found 2, fixed 2, failed 0, skipped 0 in "C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\"

GRAND TOTAL: Found 2, fixed 2, failed 0, skipped 0

[C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC]dir

Volume in drive C is OS Serial number is 8293:971b
Directory of C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\*

3/02/2021 22:18 <DIR> .
3/02/2021 22:18 <DIR> ..
3/02/2021 22:01 52,243 Brea__amp;_Sandy__amp;_Amy_Lee_in_St_John.jpg
3/02/2021 22:06 253,080 Free_Bird2.jpg
305,323 bytes in 2 files and 2 dirs 307,200 bytes allocated
299,495,796,736 bytes free

[C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC]ren Brea__amp;_Sandy__amp;_Amy_Lee_in_St_John.jpg Brea__&_Sandy__&_Amy_Lee_in_St_John.jpg
C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\Brea__amp;_Sandy__amp;_Amy_Lee_in_St_John.jpg -> C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC\Brea__
1 file renamed

OnError.btm: Not a valid command. You may edit it or
press ENTER to abort it.

OnError.btm: Not a valid command. You may edit it or
press ENTER to abort it.

[C:\OEClassic\AOL GallowayC]

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