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Old 09-06-2005, 05:52 AM   #1
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Bash script to process every file in current dir and sub dirs

Hi, does anyone know of a script that will do 'function, or whatever I want', to every file in the current dir and sub dirs. This is because I am writing a script which rearranges my music library depending on the IDv3 tags of my MP3 files, I just need a script that repeates and gives the filename of every file in the current dir and sub dirs, so that I can read the IDv3 tags of each file to process them

Any info would be great, Buck
Old 09-06-2005, 06:16 AM   #2
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The basic command for that is:
find ./ -type f -exec function '{}' \;
where {} gets replaced with each found file in turn.

Old 09-06-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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or surely just a clever usage of "*", no?

function *
will perform the function for everything in the folder you're in...

This may be bad practice though
Old 09-06-2005, 08:32 AM   #4
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Download and install the graphical tool:
It is amazing at doing batch jobs... it sorted out
all of my music!

-Riddick again


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