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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Help organizing my music?

    My music collection has gotten rather out of hand lately, and I'm interested in organizing from scratch from the bare mp3s. I figured the best way to do this would be to just cp all the files out of the rat's nest of directories and use banshee or something to organize them in a more sensible manner. But, cp does not have the ability to recursively copy files, only directories. So the question I ask you is this: How do I rescue my music, from the command line, if possible.

    Note: Tried FSLint, it took way to much time, and I have about 20 gigs of music to organize with several of those being duplicates.
    I'm using CrunchBang, if it matters.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    United States

    Re: Help organizing my music?

    find /home/USER/Music -iname "*.mp3" -exec mv {} /home/USER/NewMusicFolder \;
    Where USER is your user name and NewMusicFolder is where you want to put the files. Be certain that the path in the find command does not contain the new destination for the files our you could get a loop that would be bad.

    For more info:

    Note that you could use songbird or easytag to manage your files as well.

    See these results for more information:

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