Provided by: fatsort_0.9.15.245-1_amd64
FATSort - FAT filesystem sorting utility
fatsort [options] device
FATsort sorts directory structures of FAT filesystems. Many MP3 hardware players don't sort files automatically but play them in the order they were transmitted to the device. FATSort can help here.
-c This option causes FATSort to ignore the case of filenames (e.g. 'example.mp3' is equal to 'EXAMPLE.MP3'). -f Force sorting even if the device is mounted or if FATSort cannot determine if the device is mounted. -h Shows some help information. -i Prints some file system information of the specified device. -l FATSort will not sort directory structures, but just print the current order. -o type This options specifies how FATSort will sort files and directories. type can be 'd' for directories before files (which is the default), 'f' for files before directories, or 'a' for no differentiation between files and directories. -n Uses natural order to sort directory structures instead of alphanumeric order. For example, an alphanumeric order would be file123.mp3 file21.mp3 file3.mp3 and the corresponding natural order would be file3.mp3 file21.mp3 file123.mp3. -q FATSort will work quietly without printing additional information messages. -r Sorts the directories in reverse order (Z-A). -R Sorts the directories in random order. -v Shows version information only. The following options can be specified multiple times: -d directory Sort directory only -D directory Sort directory and all subdirectories -x directory Don't sort directory -X directory Don't sort directory and all subdirectories -I prefix Ignore filename prefix prefix during sorting. For example, passing option -I "the " tells FATSort to sort 'The Beatles.mp3' like 'Beatles.mp3'.
Sort FAT filesystem on an USB stick: fatsort /dev/sda1 Sort FAT filesystem in a file: fatsort /home/user/fat16_fs.img Sort directory /dir1 and all subdirectories except /dir1/dirA: fatsort /dev/sda1 -D /dir1 -x /dir1/dirA Ignore prefixes 'a ' and 'the ' during sorting: fatsort /dev/sda1 -I "a " -I "the "
Boris Leidner <fatsort(at)formenos.de>
FAT12 is not supported yet.
Please report bugs to fatsort(at)formenos.de. Thanks.