Manual Reference Pages - UPDATE-MUSIC-SYMLINKS (1)
update-music-symlinks - maintain a directory of symlinks to music
<B>update-music-symlinksB> [-v] [-q] [-h]
update-music-symlinks creates and maintains a link farm pointing to
all your music in various places. If you have music spread over
multiple disks/partitions, or distributed over various directories,
this enables you to browse it all in a single tree.
A config file .music-symlinks is used to specify where to find
music and where to link it. See below for the file format.
<B>WARNING:B> Directories that the link farm is created in are <B>deletedB>
first. Just in case, the directories are scanned and the program is
aborted if anything is found in there other than files and symlinks.
Quiet (no output). This is the default
Show a brief usage message
The configuration for update-music-symlinks is stored in $HOME/.music-symlinks.
The format is simple. Lines starting with <B>#B> are comments. Blank
lines are ignored.
To specify a directory to create links in, start a line with Dir:
(the space is important) then the name, eg:
All non-comment lines up to the following "<B>Dir: B>" line are treated as directories
to create links to within that directory.
A complete example .music-symlinks follows:
# beware, /home/ianb/music/albums will be deleted!
# beware, /home/ianb/music/tracks will also be deleted.
Used to find .music-symlinks
None known. Please report any found to email@example.com
Ian Beckwith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
update-music-symlinks is part of the mp3-archive-tools package.
The latest version can be found at:
Copyright 2003 Ian Beckwith <email@example.com>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
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