Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Find all EMI songs in the iTunes Library' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Find all EMI songs in the iTunes Library
Authored by: extra88 on Apr 08, '07 12:34:58PM

It uses the unix command 'find' to look for protected files (*.m4p) in the current directory ( . ) and all sub-directories then executes the metadata list command to show the copyright info (-exec mdls -name "kMDItemCopyright") for all matches ( {} ). voiceofra merely pointed out that the original command in the article needed its semicolon escaped.

Results that include ./.Spotlight-V100 and ./.Trashes indicate you ran it at the root of a volume (where those directories reside). It says "permission denied" because only user 'root' has access to those directories. If the root of a volume is really the top level of where you keep your music, you can avoid seeing that message by running the command prepended by 'sudo.' Otherwise change to the correct directory before running the command.

[ Reply to This | # ]