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Merge MP3 files with the Unix command cat
Authored by: dcottle on Nov 23, '10 09:06:45PM

I've been looking for a way to join aif files and have tried this a number of different ways (cat file1.aif file2.aif >> file3.aif, and cat file1.aif > file3.aif ; cat file2.aif >> file3.aif), and while the resulting file is the expected size, when I open it (in Amadeus Pro) it only shows the content from the first file. Do I have to ignore the header of the second file? There is no such option in cat.

I tried it with rtf files with the same results. The content from the second file is missing. It worked with an ls command (ls > file1 ; man cat > file2 ; cat file1 file2 >> file3). What am I doing wrong that it won't work with .aif or .rtf?

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