Title Patterns

Comickaze allows you to split out an issue's title to the fields that make it up.

For example, if you have a comic file named "Amazing Spider-Man 15 - Kraven the Hunter!.cbz", it will get added to Comickaze with the entire filename in the Issue Title field, which means you can't sort by its issue number or group it together with other Amazing Spider-Man issues.

Applying a pattern

  1. Select all of the comics named the same way
  2. Choose Edit > Apply pattern to issue titleā€¦ and click on the pattern that matches your issues' names (If the correct pattern isn't shown, follow the instructions below to add it)

    "Apply pattern" menu item

Adding new Patterns

Comickaze reads patterns from a plist file, located at the path below (which is inside your Library folder.

~/Library/Containers/com.abbey-code.Comickaze/Data/Library/Application Support/Comickaze/Saved Patterns.plist

The file looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
    <string>SeriesTitle IssueNumber - IssueTitle</string>

You can edit it in any text editor, such as TextEdit, which comes on your Mac. Each line becomes a menu item to choose from. Everything in the expression that isn't a field name (listed below) is treated as text to ignore. For more information on each field, check here.

Field Name Type
ArcPartCount Integer
ArcPartNumber Integer
ArcTitle Text
Comments Text
Genre Text
IssueCount Integer
IssueNumber Decimal
IssueTitle Text
MyRating Integer
Publisher Text
ReleaseDay* Integer
ReleaseMonth* Integer
ReleaseYear* Integer
SeriesTitle Text
VolumeCount Integer
VolumeNumber Integer

* ReleaseMonth and ReleaseYear must be used together, optionally with ReleaseDay

Ignoring parts of a title

You may wish to ignore part of a title. You can use the Ignore keyword in place of any of the fields above, and the part of the title that matches will be discarded.

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