sortsamples is a utility that solves the problem of having many sample CD/sample library directories with each having kick, hi-hat, snare, etc. folders (leading to sampledirectorychaosmadness). With many sample directories, you ll be slapped around many directories hunting for kicks/hi-hats etc. This utility creates symbolic links to directories which are similar. This way, you can have all your kick. It was made because external Sample organizing utilities can also become a pain, because usually your DAW also has a sample browser in it. It would be nice to have structure at the source: the filesystem. This is a crazy effort to combine similar folders and categorize automatically.
POSIXplorer will help you find, navigate, and open files on Linux, Mac OS, or most POSIX systems. You just type the command and then a regex for which you'd like to search. By default, it searches filenames and excludes class and other data files. It looks recursively down from your current directory. If you'd like to search through file contents, use the '-c' flag. When using -c, after the regex, you can list a file pattern, such as * (the default) to match any file or *.java to match Java files. After searching on your query, it presents a list of results and lets you type a number to select one for opening in the editor you have defined in the EDITOR environment variable, or by default Vim. After quitting the editor, you come back to your results and can continue opening files or execute a new search. To run a new search, just type the query and the script will detect that you did not intend to enter a file number. Note that in content searches with -c, only a new content query can be entered, not a new file filter.