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[SOLVED] Compatible Windows Filename?

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I'm making a script that will automatically download every XKCD comic, save them in order, and add the mouse rollover text to the image 'Comments' section in the EXIF data.

Everything is working fine so far (I loooove regular expressions) but I have no idea how to turn a string into a Windows filename compatible string. I'm not sure if any of the comic titles have special characters, but it's handy for future reference.

For example, if the name is

Why hello there <>?*/\"'.jpg

It won't be accepted as a valid Windows filename. Is there some sort of UDF that strips the special characters of replaces them? Is it easy to make one myself (if it is, point me in the right direction, I love learning how to do cool stuff).

Thanks in advance, I hope my question makes sense also.

Will T

P.S. If anyone has some weird desire (like me) to download all of the comics, I'd be happy to post the source code. ^_^

Edited by montymintypie

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Damn that was quick! That works perfectly, thanks!

Note to admins: I can't change subject, can you append 'Solved' to subject?

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Try editing your first post in the thread. You should find the title available then.


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


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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Hmmm... I swear it wasn't there the last time I checked... ^_^

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