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Tracklist reaplace backspace to '-'

Terminal - Tracklist reaplace backspace to '-'
ls|grep .mp3 >list.txt; while read line; do newname=`echo $line|sed 's/\ /-/g'|sort`; newname=`echo $newname|tr -s '-' `; echo $newname; echo $newname>> tracklist.txt;mv "$line" "$newname"; done <list.txt; rm list.txt
2012-02-16 08:33:14
User: hieuht
Functions: echo grep ls mv read rm sed tr
Tracklist reaplace backspace to '-'

for music file of mp3.zing.vn


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
perl -e 'rename $_, s/ /-/gr for <*.mp3>'
2012-02-21 17:07:18
User: ironcamel
Functions: perl

Requires perl 5.14 or greater

rename 's/ /-/g' *.mp3
perl -e 'for (<*.mp3>) { $old = $_; s/ /-/g; rename $old, $_ }'

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I just submitted an alternative to this, but it does not seem to show up on this page. Does it take a while for alternatives to show up? Sorry, I'm new here. My alternative command was simply:

rename 's/ /-/g' *.mp3
Comment by ironcamel 158 weeks and 1 day ago

@ironcamel: Hi, thank you suggestions command, I'm trying to use it but It doesn't work.

Comment by hieuht 158 weeks ago

I tested it and it worked fine for me. Do you have the program rename installed?

Comment by ironcamel 158 weeks ago

hi, i dont have install program rename.

below, this is the list song mp3 .







I'm trying use command of you.

rename 's/-/\ /g' *.mp3

but, It isn't changed.

Comment by hieuht 158 weeks ago

If you don't have the program rename installed, then you can run this command instead:

perl -e 'for (<*.mp3>) { $old = $_; s/ /-/g; rename $old, $_ }'

That should definitely work.

Comment by ironcamel 158 weeks ago

Also, I hope you realize that the mp3 files you listed already have spaces converted to '-'.

Comment by ironcamel 158 weeks ago


for file in *mp3; do mv "$file" "${file//\ /-}"; done
Comment by ok 157 weeks and 5 days ago

Requires perl 5.14 or greater:

perl -e 'rename $_, s/ /-/gr for <*.mp3>'
Comment by ironcamel 157 weeks and 4 days ago

thanks ok and ironcamel ^_^

Comment by hieuht 157 weeks and 4 days ago

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