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Old 03-13-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
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save me some work!


just mounted my windows partition and copied my entire mp3 collection, about 2500 songs. but now the permissions are set to not even allow executions, so i can't play them with xmms. how can i change all the permissions without going through all 2500 songs?!?! thanks.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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i didn't know mp3 should be excutable
anyway
u can go to directory and do $ chmod -R +x *
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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hmmm....the power of manpages. I assume you knew about chmod (since you did mention changing them one by one). Now, if you just did a 'man chmod' you went have your answer in a moment. Just letting you know for next time you may be in a 'fix'
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
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thanks, but how would one do that?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:55 PM   #5
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'man chmod' as the man said
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:56 PM   #6
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i know that but i dont know which command to use where, the man is a bit cryptic for a newb
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:57 PM   #7
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hmm...this took me a second to figure out. Are you using a file manager?

in that case, you have to open a x terminal (like xterm).
cd /dir/to/mp3s
chmod -R +x * (or u+x * - see 'man chmod')

Is this what you are asking about?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 10:04 PM   #8
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the music is in /home/dalton/music
from there it is divided by artist
ive tried doing what you all have said but cant get it to work...with those variables i mentioned, what woul i type in term
SORRY FOR ALL THE TROUBLE THANKS.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 10:32 PM   #9
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ive tried doing what you all have said but cant get it to work
tell us what you type, and what error you get.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 10:42 PM   #10
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Don't mean to throw things off track here, but did you install mp3 support for xmms?

Red Hat 8.0 did not ship with support to play mp3s. You can get the plugin from the xmms website: www.xmms.org
It was the very first item on the page last time I looked.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 10:52 PM   #11
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hahaha it's fixed..thanks helmet
 
  


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