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Sometimes you might need a variable value just slightly modified. For such cases, you can use a couple of functions on variables (feel free to suggest more). They are used like this: {variablename:function:argument1:argument2}

Name Description Version Required
directory Extracts the directory name of an URL/file path 1.1
empty Returns an empty string always 1.1
ext Extracts the file extension (without dot) of an URL/file path 1.1
filename Returns the file name (with extension) from a file path 1.1
formatfilesize Nicely formats a file size (given in bytes) 1.1
multireplace Replaces multiple subjects within a string. Usage 1.1
multireplacei Replaces multiple subjects within a string (case insensitive). Usage 1.1
regex Returns the value which is matched by the regular expression (first argument). If groups exist, you can also select a group's value with the second argument. 0 is the whole match, 1 the first group, 2 the second group and so on. 1.1
regexreplace Replaces the content matched with the regular expression (first argument) with the second argument. The second argument may contain $n as references to groups of the regular expression. 1.1
replace Replaces all occurrences of argument1 with argument2 1.1
trim Removes all whitespace at the start and end of a variable. If an argument is given, all characters of that string will be removed (consider the string as list of chars to remove, not as string to remove). 1.1
trimstart Like trim, but only for the beginning of a word 1.1
trimend Like trim, but only for the end of a word 1.1
toupper Outputs only uppercase characters 1.1
tolower Outputs only lowercase characters 1.1
split Splits the variable content at each occurrence of the first argument and returns the part of the string with the number specified in the second argument (zero based). Since 1.5 a negative number can be given to select a part from the end of a string (-1 is the last part for example). 1.1
startuppath Returns the startup path of the current Ketarin instance (without exe file) 1.1
urldecode Replaces all encoded characters in URLs (like %20) with the actual characters. 1.6
urlencode Replaces unsafe ASCII characters with a "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits. 1.6.1b2

Regular expression functions

Regular expressions in Ketarin are evaluated with the options "single line" and "ignore case". So your regular expressions will treat "." as any char including the newline character (\n) and will be case insensitive. Sample usage on forum.

Applying multiple functions to a variable

If it becomes ever necessary to apply two functions to a variable, do the following:

  1. Create the variable "x" you would like to apply a function to.
  2. Create a new textual variable "y" with the content "{x:function1:...}".
  3. Then use "{y:function2:...}

You can add as many textual variables for additional functions as you like.

Usage ideas

Cleaning up a version number: {myvar:multireplace:|:, Build| Build | part | beta | b:.|.|.|.|-}

This would convert:

  • Picasa 3.6, Build 3622 = Picasa 3.6.3622
  • Audacity 1.3 beta 22 = Audacity 1.3.22
  • MyApp 2.9 b4 = MyApp 2.9-4

Adjusting dates:



dateRaw = `January 2nd, 2003`
dateDigitsOnly = {dateRaw:multireplace:|:
 :1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|||||} = `1 2 2003`
dateLeadingZero = {dateDigitsOnly:regexreplace:(?<=^|\D)(\d)(?=$|\D):0$1} = `01 02 2003`
dateISO = {dateLeadingZero:regexreplace:(\d{2\})\s(\d{2\})\s(\d{4\}):$3$1$2} = `20030102`