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Add 10 random unrated songs to xmms2 playlist

Terminal - Add 10 random unrated songs to xmms2 playlist
xmms2 mlib search NOT +rating | grep -r '^[0-9]' | sed -r 's/^([0-9]+).*/\1/' | sort -R | head | xargs -L 1 xmms2 addid
2009-04-16 20:27:30
Functions: grep head sed sort xargs
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Add 10 random unrated songs to xmms2 playlist

If you're like me and want to keep all your music rated, and you use xmms2, you might like this command.

I takes 10 random songs from your xmms2 library that don't have any rating, and adds them to your current playlist. You can then rate them in another xmms2 client that supports rating (I like kuechenstation).

I'm pretty sure there's a better way to do the grep ... | sed ... part, probably with awk, but I don't know awk, so I'd welcome any suggestions.

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Comment by qubyte 292 weeks and 2 days ago

why not simply use

xmms2 mlib searchadd

?

Comment by pyrho 292 weeks ago

oh yeah for the 10.

but it still worth mentioning 8)

Comment by pyrho 292 weeks ago

I figured out how to make this command a little bit better. It should be this:

xmms2 mlib search NOT +rating | sed -nr 's/^([0-9]+).*/\1/p' | sort -R | head | xargs -L 1 xmms2 addid

Notice I got rid of the grep. The -n flag on sed makes it "non-printing." Adding p onto the end of the sed recipe prints out matching results. Doing that, I could take out the grep, so you have one less pipe.

Comment by goodevilgenius 285 weeks ago

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