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Subject: Re: Request for numbered directory list

Re: Request for numbered directory list

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 16:59:56 -0400 wrote:
> That is a good question. The reason is that the mp3 files I have loaded
> weren't named by me; I have 19 CDs of mp3 lecture and music files which
> I've loaded to my ajb 20. They didn't come with numbered prefixes in the
> names, although that would have been nice.
> I've loaded the contents of each CD into its own directory on the
> Archos. There are 90-some files in each directory. Without a sequential
> numbering of some sort, it's kind of hard to know how far I've gotten
> in a directory when I return to it to pick up where I left off after
> going somewhere else in my little Archos universe.
> Believe me, this is a very minor annoyance. I love this little gadget!
> But it would be nice if there was an option to sequentially number the
> items in a directory list - without having to modify the filenames.

Siren will automatically rename the files with a number on the front;
there are probably other renaming utilities that will do the same. It can
generate names from a number of variables (including mp3 tag info), but
for your case you would just tell it to make a name of the form "%n-%f",
which would add a selection number (%n) and a hyphen to the front of the
current filename (%f). Just a few clicks and you're done. Not exactly what
you were looking for perhaps, but the easiest workaround I can think of...
Received on 2003-07-09

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