Sorry, I'm a little newer to Ubuntu.

I want to use the terminal to delete a large number of mp3 files, but only the ones in a certain album while leaving files in other albums untouched. I have too many files to go through by hand in a reasonable amount of time, so is there any way to selectively delete mp3's by their album tag from the terminal?

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create a script with these steps:

  • find all mp3 files in given directory
  • for each file check the metadata (id3tag can help you)
  • if it contains your specific string, append to a list (array, file, you choose)
  • at the end of the script, rm all files in the list

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