Some of my movie folder names (always in a set) use prefixes to maintain a certain order on the filesystem. I had done this long before I started to use Kodi and I would like to keep that system.
e.g. Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift was the 3rd movie that came out, but was chronologically after Fast & Furious 6.
Another example here:
Alien Anthology 01. Alien (1979) 02. Aliens (1986) 03. Alien 3 (1992) 04. Alien Resurrection (1997) A. Prometheus (2012) B. Alien Covenant (2017)
Or for the Star Wars movies I use letter prefixes for the side story movies (like Rogue, Solo, …) and number prefixes for the episodes.
However, the scraper does not find anything, because the prefixes mess things up. There’s an advanced setting in Kodi called cleanstrings, but I am a bit puzzled by the desription which states: Please note that everything right of the match (at the end of the file name) is removed.
I don’t have issues with writing regex, but this sentence makes no sense to me, especially when you look at the default settings for cleanstrings.
How can I use
cleanstrings so that the prefixes are ignored by the scraper?
Maybe I should have posted this in the Kodi forum, but I reckoned somebody here must have had a similar problem.
Please don’t tell me to remove the prefixes or to use NFO files or the sort field in Kodi. I asked a specific question and if you don’t know the answer, please don’t reply with a workaround.
Any pointers are highly appreciated.