From: "David" <bouncingcats(a)gmail.com>
On 27 August 2013 22:48, Peter
I have a digital recorder / player, a Sony PCM-M10.
It can take FAT formated Micro SD cards.
I can access them via USB, mount them and copy folders and files.
However, there is one glitch: the order of the files. I call them
01_dada.wav, 02_ased.wav etc. ad hope it plays it in that order.
Any ideas or experiences how to fix it?
I typed "fat directory order" into a search engine and with 5 seconds effort
found this apparently related info:
Thanks. I found fatsort there too (see other mail)
I have no additional knowledge to offer you but I
thought I might as well
send it to you as you don't mention having done any searching yourself:
I searched but did not use the same words. I was not even sure yet
what the reason was (just guessed it)
I assume you sent this to luv-main because you are
using a linux machine to
copy the files? That page does emphasises other offtopic operating systems
and non-linux filesystems, but it does include a couple of
references to linux utilities and hopefully might provide you other
useful insight into
I am using Linux (u Ubuntu desktop). The recorder/player came only
with a toaster with some scribbling on it ("Microsoft Windows" etc.)
It is under my coffee mug now.
It was an utility + understanding problem. I was not sure what caused
the random playlist order - creation time? Directory order?
It seems to be directory order + a MSGLIST.MSF file (created after
scanning a SD card using the directory order)
The MSGLIST.MSF was created after my first copy in random order (tar
-cf - . | tar -xf -C /mnt) and most likely not updated after I copied
second time, this time in sorted order.