Simplified video file renaming

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

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2009-03-09 16:08:14

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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.
goodevilgenius · 484 weeks ago
Oops! I forgot about that, thanks!
cobrajs272 · 483 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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