I've been scanning a bunch of records with Audacity (using as a guide Carla Schroder's excellent Book of Audacity and a Behringer UCA222 USB audio interface -- audacity doesn't seem able to record properly from the built-in sound card on any laptop I own, while it works fine with the Behringer.
Audacity's user interface isn't great for assembly-line recording of lots of tracks one after the other, especially on a laptop with a trackpad that doesn't work very well, so I wasn't always as organized with directory names as I could have been, and I ended up with a mess. I was periodically backing up the recordings to my desktop, but as I shifted from everything-in-one-directory to an organized system, the two directories got out of sync.
To get them back in sync, I needed a way to answer this question: is every file inside directory A (maybe in some subdirectory of it) also somewhere under subdirectory B? In other words, can I safely delete all of A knowing that anything in it is safely stored in B, even though the directory structures are completely different?
I was hoping for some clever
find | xargs way to do it,
but came up blank. So eventually I used a little zsh loop:
one find to get the list of files to test, then for each of
those, another find inside the target directory, then test
the exit code of find to see if it found the file.
(I'm assuming that if the songname.aup file is there, the songname_data
directory is too.)
for fil in $(find AAA/ -name '*.aup'); do fil=$(basename $fil) find BBB -name $fil >/dev/null if [[ $? != 0 ]]; then echo $fil is not in BBB fi done
Worked fine. But is there an easier way?
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