Batch convert audio files using sox in one line

Because I keep forgetting this one, I’m posting this on my own blog:

for i in *.WAV
sox -t mp3 $i new-files/$(basename $i)

change the options in the command line appropriate to what you’re trying to do, create a directory called ‘new-files’ and let-er-rip.

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  1. thanks for this snippet!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    how should this program be saved and how should it be executed?

    • I stopped using Linux a long time ago, but to my best recollection, you could either copy and paste this into BASH, or you could save to a *.sh file, and execute it (provided it has execute permissions).


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