randomising tracks: scripting question
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Sun Dec 26 18:01:51 UTC 2010
On Sun, 26 Dec 2010 09:40:43 -0800
Chip Camden <sterling at camdensoftware.com> wrote:
> Quoth Frank Shute on Sunday, 26 December 2010:
> > I generally play my tracks of an album like so:
> > for track in $(cat trombone_shorty-backatown.m3u); do
> > mplayer $track
> > done
> > They then play in the correct order.
> > How would I go about randomising the order of play using
> > sh (preferably) or perl?
> > Sorry for the OT posting but I thought a brainteaser might clear the
> > fog caused by excessive Xmas indulgence ;)
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Frank
> > Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html
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> change "cat t...n.m3u" to "random < t..n.m3u"
That should be
random -f trombone_shorty-backatown.m3u
see random(6) for what happens when it reads directly from stdin
(without "-f -")
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