This baffles me, but should be very simple.
I have a directory with names of audio files. I want to convert
from one audio format to another. No problem there.
I want to create a script to do handle the change of file extension chores. I came up with this:
FILES=$(ls *.flac | cut -f1 -d\.)
for i in $FILES; do
echo converting: $i
flac -sd $i.flac -o wav/$i.wav
The first file is named "01 Introduction.flac" and the problem
that I have is that the first time I go through the for loop, "i"
contains "01" the next time "i" contains "Introduction". Since I
set the delimiter (with the -d option in cut) to "." (escaped) why am I
not having "i" contain "01 Introduction" the first time through the for
loop? What obvious thing am I missing here?