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using the mpc search command I can find a the filename of a song like so:

mpc search title 'Two Weeks'

The output would look like this: Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks.mp3

Since I also know the location of the mp3 (MPD Music directory), I know how I could delete the file with another command. But I want to have a one-line command that finds and deletes a music file in my MPD directory.

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  • perhaps something as simple as: rm "/path/to/MPD/Music/directory/$(mpc search title 'Two Weeks')" ?
    – Jeff Schaller
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:59
  • this could be a little tricky. how would you handle more than 1 results? Would you be willing to delete all the returned results?
    – nass
    Mar 1, 2016 at 19:00
  • @nass There is also a mpc command called "mpc find", it returns only one result, and only when you query result matches exactly with what you searched for. As I already know a parameter for each item I would search for, I would probably use that command. Although if I want to delete multiple items that, for example are in the same album, I'd have to use mpc search. But yes I would have to be careful with that.
    – Ederbit
    Mar 1, 2016 at 20:20
  • @JeffSchaller Yess thank you, that did it.
    – Ederbit
    Mar 1, 2016 at 20:21

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On the assumption that only one filename comes back, you can use something like:

rm "/path/to/MPD/Music/directory/$(mpc search title 'Two Weeks')"

If there are multiple results, this will break.

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