Problem with Media Files in Linux's Windows Portion

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Tue Dec 28 12:31:22 UTC 2010

No, that's not a valid reason and has never been a valid reason with Linux 
or Unix that was around before Linux.  If you type a few letters of the 
file name in command line, then hit the tab key the command line 
environment will show you possible completions.  Those will be in a list 
and if memory serves you use up and down arrows to make your selection 
then hit enter.  That's called tab completion and it's one of the features 
Bill Gates didn't put into dos.On Tue, 28 Dec 2010, RiverWind wrote:

> Greetings,
> I assume you mean that allowing media users to rely upon a point
> and click format isn't going to help them learn Linux any faster.
> If that is at least a part of your argument, you are undeniably
> quite right. I say this most emphatically, because now that there
> is an inexplicable sticking point having to do with the Windows
> portion of the Linux system, I am more-or-less dead in the water.
> By the way, I installed "mpg123", and it works great for the
> playing of files when ran from the command line.
> However, there is one reason why a point and click format is
> essential. The names of audio book files are duced long and
> convoluted. For instance, in order to play one of these books on
> the command line, one must first unzip the archive. Many of these
> books are formatted for disk. Consequently, you will have many
> files uncompressed into your active directory. A file name will
> perforce reflect the author's name, the title of the book, specific
> disks and track number before the dot-file extension. Moreover,
> most of these file names have spaces which the command line doesn't
> like. Those spaces have to be filled in with question marks. In
> order to play these files then, one must laboriously type in mpg123
> followed by this excruciatingly long file name. For instance a file
> name might look precisely like this:
> "Neil Gaiman - American Gods_06-02.mp3"
> If one wants to read this book via the Window's facilities, they
> would only need to click on the zip file, place their cursor on the
> desired mp3 file and hit enter. I do not know of any abbreviated
> processes whereby this same operation can be accomplished whilst in
> terminal mode.
> Bright Blessings,
> RiverWind
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