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I want to drop through my mp3 folders and create a sym link to each mp3 in a folder called links. I would like for my links to be relative to the directory structure rather than absolute. I tried this and no luck.

find . -name "*.mp3" -type l -delete; mp3="mp3"; for i in ./*/; do; ln -s  ../links/ "$i$mp3"; done

Can someone help please?

  • Looks like the * was omitted in my cmd line. should be. find . -name "*.mp3" -type l -delete; mp3="mp3"; for i in ./*/; do; ln -s ../links/ "$i$mp3"; done – RottenTurkey Jul 6 at 0:10
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    Please try a lot harder to explain this clearly.  You talk about creating, but you show a command that does deletes. Huh? Why?  What do you mean by “recursive”?  It would help if you showed an example before and after. … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Please do not respond in comments; edit your question to make it clearer and more complete. – Scott Jul 6 at 0:39
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Assuming that links is on the same level as your mp3 directory structure or above (or else you have to adjust the relative path ..):

cd /path/to/links
find .. -name "*.mp3" -type f -exec ln -s {} \;

Note that the mp3 files can have the same filenames and the first one found "wins" the symbolic link.

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