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Help with regular Expression for getting File Basename

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi there,

i actualley try a quiet simple thing.

From a given path like "c:\temp\test.doc"

i like to extract only the File BaseName "test" without the extension.

I there an Macro i can use. I found StringRegExpReplace(). Pherhaps you know how to use it.

i tried this so far:

$filebasename = StringRegExpReplace($sFile, '^.*\\', '')

$filebasename = StringRegExpReplace($Font, '\.[^.]*\Z', '')

This seems to work. is there an easier way ??

Edited by badzox

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badzox,

I use this SRE to get the file name without the extension:

$sName = StringRegExpReplace($sFile, "^.*\\|\..*$", "")

Not sure it is any easier, but it is proven to work. :graduated:

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

@Melba, if the final value has 2 decimals, then it will fail to return the right data.

The only real thing to do is to assume that the last characters after the decimal are the extension, then this should work:

StringRegExpReplace("test", "(.*?[\\/])*(.*?)((?:\.\w+\z|\z))", "$2")
Edited by SmOke_N

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SmOke_N,

Understood. :graduated:

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Reading it quickly this should also work

$s_Test = "C:\some\folder\some.file.jpeg2"
$s_Rtn = StringRegExpReplace($s_Test, "^.+\\(.+)\.\w{1,5}$", "$1")

Of course I may have missed something.


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