While I’m at it…

Hell, if I’m doing file maintenance, I may as well go all the way.

My music files were all in “$Artist – $Album” folders, and I decided I wanted them in “$Artist/$Artist – $Album” format instead.

A quick regex and a Python script later, and I’m set.

#Written by Benjamin Kenneally

import re
import os

directs = os.listdir((os.getcwd()))
for folder in directs:
	match = re.search('(^.+)[ ]-[ ].+.*', folder)
	if match:
		band = match.group(1)
		newFolderstruct = "%s/%s" % (band, folder)
		os.renames('%s'% (folder),'%s' % (newFolderstruct))
		print "Moving %s to %s." % (folder, newFolderstruct)
		print "No change is being made to %s." % (folder)

I still always feel like my RegEx is horrible and sloppy, but it gets the job done. A simple script, sure, but I had to look at the


usage again to make sure I had it down. More practice can’t hurt, right?


~ by Benjamin Kenneally on May 29, 2011.

One Response to “While I’m at it…”

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