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working on the aforementioned problem, the first thing to do is to actually me able to 'read' the filenames into lame
(lame works as: lame [OPTIONS] <input file> <output file>)
so i was thinking to use
ls | grep '\(.*\.\)wav.*'
to feed the output of ls (some .wav files) into grep that then looks for:
- any text (ie the filename) followed by
- a dot followed by
- the extension 'wav' followed by
- any other text that might be there after, or nothing..
the parenthesis: \( \) are there to save the matched filename followed by the dot, so as to be used with the extension mp3 later on.
im supposed to use \1 to address the filename (the matched expression in the parenthesis) but i haven't figured that out far yet. and at any rate i am not sure how i will concatenate this \1 with the word 'mp3'..
so i hope i got this right so far.. if you know of another way or can help in this way please do so
lame [ OPTIONS ]< input file list >< output file list >
list is a temporary file created as ls > list
the thing is now lame exits saying 'excess arguments'... could it be that the whole list is dumped at once both from grep and from sed instead of one file at a time? - i think it is..
is there a way to serialize that ?