[LAU] Discovering file format

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 12:03:41 UTC 2015

On 19/09/15 23:12, Will J Godfrey wrote:
> Once again, thanks everyone
> As it was only uncompressed files I was looking at 'file' turned out to be the
> simplest and fastest. I simply redirected the output to create a text file, then
> picked it up with kwrite.

I think soxi (part of sox) should also have been mentioned... then you 
could quickly hack something like this:

for f in *.wav
     SR=$(soxi -r "$f")
     BITS=$(soxi -b "$f")
     printf "%-20s %s bits, %s Hz\n" "$f" "$BITS" "$SR"

Sample output:

agogo_h.wav          16 bits, 44100 Hz
agogo_lo.wav         16 bits, 44100 Hz
bell_tree.wav        16 bits, 44100 Hz

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