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Listen and sort your music, with prompt for deleting

Terminal - Listen and sort your music, with prompt for deleting
for i in $(ls *.mp3); do mplayer $i && echo "delete it? [y/n]" && read trash && if [ "$trash" == "y" ]; then rm $i; fi; do
2013-12-23 20:09:56
User: wibbel4
Functions: echo ls read rm
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Listen and sort your music, with prompt for deleting

Old drive with lots of music or unsorted drive? This command will play all mp3 files in a folder and after playing one song or pressing q, it will ask you if you want to delete the file.

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Terminal - Alternatives
for i in *; do mplayer "$i" && rm -i "$i"; done
2013-12-26 17:13:23
User: warkruid
Functions: rm
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The glob pattern * expands to all files, no need for the 'ls' command.

The quotes around "$i" make sure filenames with spaces in them are handled correctly.

mplayer determines if it is a media file and plays it, or gives errors and the loop asks if this file has to be removed.

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Nice job! Could shorten it, though...rm has a "-i" that prompts before deleting anything.

for i in $(ls *.mp3); do mplayer $i && rm -i $i; fi; do
Comment by drockney 88 weeks and 3 days ago

"do" should be changed to "done" at the end

Comment by snipertyler 88 weeks and 3 days ago

Shouldn't it be:

for i in *.mp3; do mplayer "$i" && rm -i "$i"; done

Glob expansion with *.mp3 makes ls redundant. Quotes around "$i" takes care of filenames with spaces in them.

Comment by warkruid 88 weeks and 1 day ago

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