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Insert Parent directory name

Postby rhmelis » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:16 am

Hello! Textpipe is great, but the number of features is a bit intimidating :D Anyway, I am looking for a way to insert (i.e. replace a string) with the name of the directory the file resides in.

For example this file: C:\Stuff\documents\file.txt contains the searchstring [DIR]. Can Textpipe replace that string with documents or even Stuff\documents or C:\Stuff\documents\?

I've searched the forums and found hints pointing to @FullInputFilename but that string in itself does not work (i'm probably using it wrong). And I can't find anything about strings like that in the online documentation...

Thanks for your time!

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Re: Insert Parent directory name

Postby DataMystic Support » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:48 am

Just use a search and replace to find:

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and replace with

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Then you use use a second search replace to trim the trailing filename from @FullInputFilename by using the ** as markers.

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