find -iname '*.flac' | sed 's:/[^/]*$::' | uniq

List your FLAC albums

Run this in your music folder, or give the path directly after "find". The sed pattern filters away the basename.
Sample Output
./La Perdita Generacio/(2008-09-06) Eksplodigos vian domon
./Cirkus Miramar/Fisk och skaldjur i svenska vatten
./fsFreak/(2007-06-24) The Lost Love Sessions
./Sigur R?s/(2008-06-23) Me? su? ? eyrum vi? spilum endalaust

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By: ar
2009-03-24 13:26:31

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locate .flac # hah! only 12 characters :-) Ok, maybe adding "| less" would be helpful.
mpb · 478 weeks and 2 days ago
I honestly don't think there's anything wrong with this one, and I think people have gotten a bit too downvote-happy lately. Though I would suggest changing "uniq" to "sort -u". This is because while find often gives you some semblance of order to your results within directories, it's otherwise seemingly random. Therefore, this functionality of find you rely on may just be a convenient side effect and not a necessary property of the command.
dfego · 478 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

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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