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Simplified video file renaming

Terminal - Simplified video file renaming
for f in *;do mplayer $f;read $n;mv $f $n;done
2009-03-09 16:08:14
User: cobrajs272
Simplified video file renaming

I used this when I had a directory of movies from a camera. I wanted to watch a little of each movie, then rename it depending on what was in the movie. This did the trick for me.


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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Almost, but not quite. read takes the variable name (without the $) as an argument. So, that command should be:

for f in *;do mplayer $f;read n;mv $f $n;done

Very cool idea, though.

Comment by goodevilgenius 343 weeks and 1 day ago

Oops! I forgot about that, thanks!

Comment by cobrajs272 343 weeks ago

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