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> Format _DIRECTORY (Crossover v9.1 Mac OS X 10.6.5)
chewy311
post Jan 1 2011, 21:56
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Help please,

I have been trying to get this action item to work on my Mac for awhile now and have not had any luck. I have tried countless numbers of placeholder combinations and also relative and absolute paths and still cannot get the _DIRECTORY folder to rename. I have no problem editing the folder path by using the field _FILENAME, but I need all other files to move over as well (m3u, nfo, sfv files etc.)

Action: Format Values
Field: _DIRECTORY
Formatstring: %artist%\%album%

I have no problem getting this to work on my PC, but unfortunately all my music is on my Mac and I would like to keep it there.

With that said, does anyone have any suggestions on a work around here? Any mac users out there able to accomplish this?


Any suggestions that you may have will be GREATLY appreciated.

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ohrenkino
post Jan 2 2011, 10:31
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ZITAT(chewy311 @ Jan 1 2011, 21:56) *
... but unfortunately all my music is on my Mac ...

I think that the MAC filenames do not use the backslash as directory separator. I think it is the colon : - which is the separator for drives in windows.

So I guess, it is technically impossible to rename paths on a Mac with a program using Windows conventions. But I am not quite sure

Additionally, the backslash has a special meaning in MP3tag's regular expressions which is to mask other special characters. If you want to mask the masking character you would have to apply two of them:
%artist%\\%album%


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pone
post Jan 2 2011, 14:21
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ZITAT(ohrenkino @ Jan 2 2011, 10:31) *
Additionally, the backslash has a special meaning in MP3tag's regular expressions which is to mask other special characters. If you want to mask the masking character you would have to apply two of them:
%artist%\\%album%

this is wrong. %artist%\%album% is enough.
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chewy311
post Jan 2 2011, 18:21
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QUOTE (ohrenkino @ Jan 2 2011, 10:31) *
I think that the MAC filenames do not use the backslash as directory separator. I think it is the colon : - which is the separator for drives in windows.

So I guess, it is technically impossible to rename paths on a Mac with a program using Windows conventions. But I am not quite sure


yes, it appears that mac actually uses "/" as their directory separator. Wouldn't that mean that I should at least be able to use a relative path string? Even as simple as %artist% ?

Anyone have any other suggestions?

thanks
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