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Subject: Re: building m3u-playlists from bash in unix

Re: building m3u-playlists from bash in unix

From: Glenn Ervin at home <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 19:49:30 -0500

If you are using windows, you should have a "send to" feature in your file
If I am understanding what you want to do, you just select all of the files
you want, and under file, send to, you will find:
to clipboard as name
and this copies the the file names with their path.
Then you can go into wordpad and paste it there.
Then you can do a search and replace the path you just pasted with either a
delete keystroke, or whatever you need for the Archos.
C:\my music\70's\SongName.mp3
becomes /70's\SongName.mp3

Then you can copy your results and paste it into your playlist.
If you don't have this feature in your send to option, you might need to
install Microsoft's PowerToys.exe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 5:39 AM
Subject: Re: building m3u-playlists from bash in unix

svante t wrote:
> find ~/Music/* -type f -name '*.mp3' > ~/Music/Playlist.m3u
> Now, the problem is that I dont always mirror my files locally
> exactly like on my archos. So how do I modify the above to put in
> another path than the output?

'cd' to the root dir of your music collection (~/Music) before you run the
find command. Then all paths will be relative to ".", which allows Rockbox
to find the files.

Received on 2003-10-03

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