I am trying to write a bash script that will automatically unzip mp3 downloads and move them into my ~/music folder.

My problem is that when I use the unzip command, it creates it's own folder within the downloads folder, when I would rather it to just list all the mp3 files in the ~/downloads folder.

My question is if there is a way to have the files listed in the ~/downloads folder instead of creating its own folder within the downloads directory, OR if there is a way to automatically change directories to the resulting unzipped folder assuming I don't know the name of that folder?

Sorry if that sounds confusing, but thanks for any help!

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Use the unzip -j ("junk paths") option, which will extract just the files without recreating the subdirectories.


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