[Thunar-dev] Using %-style formatting in Thunar custom actions

Mathias Brodala info at noctus.net
Fri Jun 9 22:15:26 CEST 2017


fliehen schrieb am 09.06.2017 um 14:15:
> shnsplit -f %f -t "%n. %t" -o flac %d/$(basename %f .cue).flac
> However, the formatting following the -t option is meant for
> shnsplit, not Thunar! Which means %n gets expanded into the file
> name. I've also tried using just %t, which is not used by Thunar, and
> that also breaks it. Perhaps it gets expanded into nothing.
> Is it impossible to give certain programs %-style formatting via
> custom actions? I've tried escaping using "\", to no avail.

You should be escape the "%" via a 2nd "%", thus:

shnsplit -f %f -t "%%n. %%t" -o flac %d/$(basename %f .cue).flac

See source:

Regards, Mathias

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