Sort your music

for file in *.mp3;do mkdir -p "$(mp3info -p "%a/%l" "$file")" && ln -s "$file" "$(mp3info -p "%a/%l/%t.mp3" "$file")";done
This will mv all your mp3 files in the current directory to $ARTIST/$ALBUM/$NAME.mp3 Make sure not to use sudo - as some weird things can happen if the mp3 file doesn't have id3 tags.

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What Others Think

Or use symlinks or hardlinks (mv -> ln) for multiple sorted views of the same set of files.
bwoodacre · 476 weeks and 5 days ago
Good work!
spaceyjase · 476 weeks and 5 days ago
Here's a bash script that works a little better (I just can't figure out how to fit it all on one line. #!/bin/sh for file in "$@" do ARTIST="$(mp3info -p %a "$file")" if [ -z "$ARTIST" ] then ARTIST=Unknown fi ALBUM="$(mp3info -p "%l" "$file")" if [ -z "$ALBUM" ] then ALBUM=Unknown fi NAME="$(mp3info -p "%t" "$file")" if [ -z "$NAME" ] then NAME="$(mp3info -p "%f" "$file")" if [ -z "$NAME" ] then NAME=Unknown fi fi mkdir -p "$ARTIST/$ALBUM" ln "$file" "$ARTIST/$ALBUM/$NAME.mp3" done
matthewbauer · 475 weeks and 6 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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