Store mp3 playlist on variable and play with mpg123

PLAYLIST=$(ls -1) ; mpg123 -C $PLAYLIST
On my music directory, I create variable that contains all mp3s files, then I play them with mpg123. -C options enable terminal control key, s for stop, p for pause, f for forward to next song.

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2009-03-19 17:20:28

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What Others Think

What's the point of the variable?
ozymandias · 483 weeks and 1 day ago
I've make a mistake,it's a simple variable,not an enviroment variable
servermanaged · 483 weeks and 1 day ago
mpg123 $(ls -1)
mpb · 483 weeks and 1 day ago
makes no sense
maht · 483 weeks ago
for me had a sense :)
servermanaged · 483 weeks ago
How about: mpg123 *
kzh · 465 weeks and 1 day ago

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