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
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.

By: wibbel4
2013-12-23 20:09:56

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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. Show Sample Output

    for i in *; do mplayer "$i" && rm -i "$i"; done
    warkruid · 2013-12-26 17:13:23 1

What Others Think

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 $i; fi; do
drockney · 381 weeks and 6 days ago
"do" should be changed to "done" at the end
snipertyler · 381 weeks and 6 days ago
Shouldn't it be: for i in *.mp3; do mplayer "$i" && rm -i "$i"; done Glob expansion with *.mp3 makes ls redundant. Quotes around "$i" takes care of filenames with spaces in them.
warkruid · 381 weeks and 4 days ago

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