I want to clean out my music library so I don’t get any more “search for suitable plugin” messages from Rhythmbox when it sutubles across some WMA-Relic.
I have the tools, but now I want to FIND these files. I can get a list of all music files with ls, then pipe this to grep and catch all the mp3s like this:
ls */* | grep .mp3$
Now I want to filter OUT all the MP3s, how would I do that? I messed around a lot with ^ and ~ and ! but I never seemed to get anywhere. I KNOW for a fact there are a few WMAs in there, but why should I search manually when I have a computer xD
Can anyone help?
grep -v will return all lines that don’t match your search query
you can also use:
find . ! -name "*.mp3"
to do the whole thing in one command.
Have a look at the
-v switch to
grep, which inverts matching.