file organisation

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by -[Myth]-, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. -[Myth]-

    -[Myth]- Guest

    I have a huge mess of different files in lots of subfolders etc. I would
    like to organise these by moving for example all the zip files into one
    folder, all the mp3s into another. Can anyone suggest a good way/program to
    do this?

    Also I would like to rename all the mp3s so they have their bitrate at the
    beginning for example "Good Song 01.mp3" becomes "[320]Good Song 01.mp3"

    All help appreciated.
    -[Myth]-, Jan 27, 2004
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    Ralph Fox Guest

    1. If your OS is Windows, search the subfolders for *.zip files.
    Then in the search window select all files (click one then Ctrl+A),
    cut, and paste into your destination folder for zip files.

    Repeat for mp3.

    2. find . -name '*.zip' -exec mv -i -- {} ~/zipfiles/. \;

    Repeat for mp3.

    You didn't say whether you had too many file types to do each type
    one by one.
    Ralph Fox, Jan 27, 2004
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    -[Myth]- Guest

    that works well, I forgot I had cygwin on my drive, UNIX commands are much
    more powerful than the windows equivilents
    -[Myth]-, Jan 27, 2004
  4. -[Myth]-

    Ralph Fox Guest

    You're welcome.
    Ralph Fox, Jan 27, 2004
  5. Nathan Mercer, Feb 1, 2004
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