Play files with mplayer, including files in sub-directories, and have keyboard shortcuts work

mplayer -playlist <(find $PWD -type f)
Press > or < to go to the next or previous track. Space to toggle play/pause, etc. It creates a temp file descriptor. To see where the file descriptor gets created type: echo <(echo foo) This works better than running find first, then piping to mplayer with xargs or something, because that won't let you use keyboard shortcuts.

By: rkulla
2010-04-17 00:20:08

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You don't need to use $PWD. find -type f works as well.
and3k · 567 weeks and 1 day ago
No, without $PWD, it'll try to go relative to the file descriptor's location, eg: "/dev/fd/./Silversun_Pickups-Swoon-/07-silversun_pickups-sort_of.mp3", which would fail to open...
rkulla · 567 weeks and 1 day ago
"$PWD" (in quotes) is best -- if your directories or files have spaces or other characters that need escaped like apostrophes
unixmonkey86478 · 320 weeks 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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