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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Moving files in Banshee library

I moved most of my music to the localized music folder (yay for localized name fail). Of course Banshee didn't know I moved them, so I had to tell it they were moved. I knew Banshee uses sqlite, so I just had to find the db and do the replacement. Banshee's database can be found in ~/.config/banshee-1/banshee.db. The following block highlights all you need to do to change the path for your files:

$ sqlite3 ~/.config/banshee-1/banshee.db
SQLite version 3.6.10
Enter ".help" for instructions
Enter SQL statements terminated with a ";"
sqlite> UPDATE CoreTracks SET Uri = replace(Uri, '/home/mycroes/Music/', '/home/mycroes/Muziek/') WHERE Uri LIKE 'file:///home/mycroes/Music/%';

Of course you need to pass in the correct arguments to 'replace', but that should be an easy one.