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Old 02-22-2005, 06:43 PM   #1
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program to rename mp3 automatically?

i am looking for a program that will automatically rename mp3's. for example i have one mp3 title as guns 'n' roses and one as Guns n Roses. i need a program that would make names consistant. i have a ton of mp3's like that so i need something automatic.

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You don't need a program to do that. You can do it with awk (or gnu awk - gawk) as a one line command or short script. Awk allows the use of [A-Za-z] in the command to get around case-sensitivity, then rewrite the name with [A-Z] or [a-z] to to make the names consistent.
Google up a copy of Gawk Users Manual. The pertinent section is in regexp (regular expression matching).
You may also be able to use sed to accomplish the task.


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