Help for auto-linking files with capitalized and lower-case letters #case-sensitivity


Auto-linking files doesn’t work with the standard settings on my system, because my citation keys are lower case (“author-year”) but my files start with a capital letter (“Author-year_title”).

Is there a way to make this work using regular expressions?

Any help appreciated.

JabRef 5.6 on Windows 7

Indeed there is! :slight_smile:

You could try:


There are some more modifiers, if this not the one. See here: Customize the citation key generator - JabRef

Alternatively there are programs out there that can rename filenames in bulk. See here:

It would be nice to know what worked for you :slight_smile:

Thanks for the help!

After playing a bit with the regular expressions, I found that


does the trick. Apparently the reg-exp-search is not case-sensitive, whereas the “Autolink files with names starting with the citation key” is. :smiling_face:

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