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a couple small additions
Authored by: reverie on Nov 11, '01 05:33:16AM

I have a huge mp3 library stored over several different locations (different folders, as well as different networked machines!), so it's kind of a pain to keep everything in the itunes music library. I have a simple alias to open up a folder of music in itunes:

alias itunes 'open -a iTunes'

so that "itunes /mp3s/Coil*" will load up and start playing all of my Coil mp3s.

Also, the initial aliases in this thread were a little more wordy than necessary. Try this out to save yourself a few keystrokes (and make the code more maintainable):

alias next 'osascript -e '"'"'tell application "iTunes" to next track'"'"
alias prev 'osascript -e '"'"'tell application "iTunes" to previous track'"'"

The ugly quoting up there is to make use of nested quoting--another problem I had with the initial posting was that I couldn't get the aliases to work! I think all aliases with spaces in them need to be surrounded by quotes, at least when you have them in your .cshrc (in fact, I highly recommend using quotes in all of your unix scripting--I'm sure we all know by now what nightmares await those who skimp on quotes).

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