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
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.
Sample Output
Added medialib id 5076 to playlist
Added medialib id 1537 to playlist
Added medialib id 1148 to playlist
Added medialib id 5336 to playlist
Added medialib id 3876 to playlist
Added medialib id 5165 to playlist
Added medialib id 5485 to playlist
Added medialib id 3884 to playlist
Added medialib id 498 to playlist
Added medialib id 3791 to playlist

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This is really cool!
qubyte · 475 weeks and 3 days ago
why not simply use xmms2 mlib searchadd ?
pyrho · 475 weeks and 1 day ago
oh yeah for the 10. but it still worth mentioning 8)
pyrho · 475 weeks and 1 day 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.
goodevilgenius · 468 weeks and 1 day 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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