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Old 08-31-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Mac user wants to delete music

As a Mac user I do not have access to the Connect software. I'm managing very well with libprs500. I have been able to load music in the reader, but I can't find any way to delete it. (Specifically I would like to delete the two pieces that came installed on the Reader.) The music I loaded showed in the window of libprs500 when it was being installed, but when I come back to it later, no music shows up. So far as I can tell, Docudesk, which I have also used, neither loads nor recognizes music.

Am I missing something? I know I can manage music on my card, but how can I get manage music on the reader itself? Help!
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I think Kovid made libprs500's command line utility more powerful than the GUI version on purpose. ;-) Type the following in a terminal window:

Code:
prs500 rm /Data/media/audio/filename.mp3
and substitute "filename.mp3" with the name of the file you want to delete.

You can also type

Code:
prs500 ls /Data/media/audio/
to get a listing of the files in the directory. This works, as far as I know, for the "audio," "books," and "images" directories.

You can also copy your own content the same way you deleted the files by substituting "cp" for "rm." Something like:

Code:
prs500 cp /home/beartard/music/mysong.mp3 prs500:/Data/media/audio/mysong.mp3
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:57 AM   #3
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Thanks! That did it.
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:05 AM   #4
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I think Kovid made libprs500's command line utility more powerful than the GUI version on purpose. ;-)
Actually it was because the GUI is a library management app and not intended to be SONY Reader specific, so it doesn't handle music. But yeah I do want to encourage people to use the command line ;-)
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:25 PM   #5
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Mac user here: How do I remove songs and jpgs from my Sony prs500?

How do I remove songs and jpgs from my Sony prs500? I have the GUI libprs500 software program for transferring books on and off. Thanks for any and all help.

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Old 02-11-2008, 08:13 PM   #6
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How do I use the command line?

I would like to use this thread to remove audio files from my sony reader 500 using libprs500. I don't know how to access the command line.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:59 PM   #7
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:13 PM   #8
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How I accessed the command line in libprs500

In order to access the command line interface in order to remove music off of the PRS500, I did the following:

1. I opened the Terminal.app found in applications/utilities
2. Under the "file" menu, I selected "New Command"
3. I used the following command: prs500 ls /Data/media/audio/
4. This listed the songs that were currently on my Sony PRS500.
5. I used the following command: prs500 rm /Data/media/images/(name of file).jpg to remove the song. I repeated this for each song.
6. I also used the same techniques on the following directory: prs500 ls /Data/media/images/ to get a listing of images, then using the "rm" command to remove them, one at a time.

This may seem obvious and redundant to some, but I am not a programmer and didn't have a clue as to how to go about it. I had never used the "Terminal" application before, but I did remember back in the old days of using a command prompt to access DOS, I just explored until I found something. Hope this is of some help.

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Old 11-10-2010, 11:33 PM   #9
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Deleting music

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Thanks! That did it.
Actually, I didn't get it.

Sorry, I didn't really understand what you needed to do to delete the music, and I've got a bunch! How did you get it?
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:11 AM   #10
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I don't really know if i can help further. I am not at all expert with the terminal and I stopped using the Sony a while back in favor of a Touch and then an iPad.

I just followed Beartard's guide above. Carma54's last post puts it in more detail, although her points 5 and 6 can look a little confusing. #5 ends with "jpg". Do not type "to remove the song..." Likewise # 6 ends with "images/

This is all assuming you use a Mac. I'm sure there's a way to do this on a Windows machine, but I know nothing about them.
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I almost forgot: libprs500 is now called Calibre. There is information here--in the manual--about installing command line tools: http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...command%20line

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