randomising tracks: scripting question

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Sun Dec 26 17:09:34 UTC 2010

I generally play my tracks of an album like so:

for track in $(cat trombone_shorty-backatown.m3u); do
mplayer $track

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 ;)




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