__/ [ Kat ] on Sunday 14 May 2006 23:43 \__
> Hello everyone on this newsgroup,
> I'd like to know if it's possible to automatically rename a whole lot of
> files (namely mp3 files), is there a console command that would take
> care of it?
> Here's an example of what I'm aiming at. I have lots of long file names
> like this one:
> 01 - Artist Name - A Veeeeery Long Album Title - Song Title.mp3
> I'd like to shorten them to:
> 01 - Song Title.mp3
> Now don't tell me I have to rename 1429 mp3 files manually...
> Any help appreciated! Thanks.
You'll need to parse filenames, choose a new name for them and then rename
them. You might be better off asking in the Perl newsgroup. If you dump all
file to some playlist, e.g. ~/playlist.txt which contains newline-sparated
filenames, then do something like
,----[ Code ]
| #!/usr/bin/perl -w
| open(IFP,"/home/YOU/playlist.txt") or die
| "could not open file: $!";
| # some Perly file moving operation
Perhaps this can serve as a rudimentary starting point.
Hope it helps,
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