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Author Topic: DONE: In Single Filename Change Spaces To Underscores  (Read 701 times)

nkormanik

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DONE: In Single Filename Change Spaces To Underscores
« on: April 01, 2018, 02:42 AM »
Looking for a tiny program that can be used in a batch file as follows:

"(path\)ChangeSpace2Underscore.exe" "%1"

The original file will then have any spaces in name converted to underscores.  File will remain in same initial subdirectory.

Any help appreciated.

Nicholas Kormanik


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Re: In Single Filename Change Spaces To Underscores
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 03:23 AM »
From StackOverflow

s2u.cmd

Code: Text [Select]
  1. cmd /e:on /v:on /c "for %%f in ("%~1") do (set "n=%%~nxf" & set "n=!n: =_!" & ren "%%~ff" "!n!" )"

Usage: s2u.cmd %1

Example: s2u.cmd "t e s t.txt"
Result: t_e_s_t.txt

FYI
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 08:00 PM by 4wd, Reason: Remove stupidity :/ »

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Re: In Single Filename Change Spaces To Underscores
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 05:02 AM »
Wow, 4wd, no idea what you're doing there.  But it works!

And in such short time after my asking.

I placed your batch file into a special reserved location.  Created a shortcut to that batch file, and put it into my SendTo folder.  Then, selecting a file, right-click to bring up context menu, SendTo your batch file....  Presto.  Spaces changed to underscore, right where it sits.

Terrific job, 4wd.  Thanks a million!

Nicholas

P.S. -- Why this request to begin with?  A finicky program that won't accept being 'sent' a file if there are spaces in the filename, or even in the path.  Go figure.  But good now.


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Re: In Single Filename Change Spaces To Underscores
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 05:43 AM »
Wow, 4wd, no idea what you're doing there.

I didn't do anything except a search and repackage into a stand alone command file.

I would have done it as a short PowerShell script but why re-invent the wheel?
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 06:32 AM by 4wd, Reason: GFU »

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Re: In Single Filename Change Spaces To Underscores
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 02:18 PM »
Thanks, 4wd.   :Thmbsup:  I'll mark this done and move it.