A-ha! That’s very wise, Michael.

Adrian

> On Apr 12, 2018, at 11:11 PM, Michael Quaintance 
> <michael.quainta...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm pretty sure this is because MusicBrainz has the artist ID for a-ha as not 
> a regular dash between the a and the ha.
> 
> According to MusicBrainz: 
> https://musicbrainz.org/ws/2/release/181b9a01-0446-4601-99be-b011ab615631?inc=aliases%2Bartist-credits%2Bdiscids%2Blabels%2Brecordings
> 
> 000001f0: 6234 3461 6430 6431 3938 3937 223e 3c6e  b44ad0d19897"><n
> 00000200: 616d 653e 61e2 8090 6861 3c2f 6e61 6d65  ame>a...ha</name
> 00000210: 3e3c 736f 7274 2d6e 616d 653e 61e2 8090  ><sort-name>a...
> 00000220: 6861 3c2f 736f 7274 2d6e 616d 653e 3c61  ha</sort-name><a
> 
> "a-ha" is 0x61e2 8090 6861
> 
> So "find" handles this perfectly because you are not specifying the offending 
> dash, but "ls" has a little more trouble, because you are and what you are 
> supplying is not the same.
> 
> Similarly, "beets" is not matching what I guess to be an em-dash either.
> 
> -Michael
> 
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 7:14 PM, Bearcat Şándor <bearcatsan...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> That was my first thought too, however this has been my main audio/beets 
>> library drive for a year now and the band "a-ha" is the *only* one affected 
>> out of 1,651 artists.  It's certainly not the only file that i have with a 
>> hyphen in it, but it is the only file (band) that beets handles with a 
>> hyphen in the name.
>> 
>>> On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:54:59 PM UTC-6, Adrian Sampson wrote:
>>> Weird. I’m at an utter loss to explain why `find` can see your files but 
>>> `ls` cannot. Could the drive be corrupted?
>>> 
>>>> On Apr 12, 2018, at 9:38 PM, Bearcat Şándor <bearca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Importing any songs from the band "a-ha" almost removes them from my 
>>>> drive. They can't be found with ls or beets but they can be found via find:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> a directory listing of the a-ha directory only shows one album
>>>> 
>>>> moonwind@jaguarundi audio % ls a-ha 
>>>> 
>>>> 2004-the_singles__1984-2004
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> The directory is empty  to 'ls'
>>>> 
>>>> moonwind@jaguarundi audio % ls a-ha/2004-the_singles__1984-2004
>>>> 
>>>> artwork
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> However, 'find' sees all 3 albums that i have in there
>>>> 
>>>> audio % find ./ -name "*take_on_me*"
>>>> 
>>>> ./a‐ha/1985-hunting_high_and_low/01-01-take_on_me.wv
>>>> ./a‐ha/2004-the_singles__1984-2004_[5050467-6225-2-4]/01-01-take_on_me.wv
>>>> ./a‐ha/2017-mtv_unplugged_-_summer_solstice/02-10-take_on_me_(mtv_unplugged).wv
>>>>  
>>>> 
>>>> beets doesn't see any even though all of them were imported by beets
>>>> 
>>>> moonwind@jaguarundi audio % beet ls artist:a-ha
>>>> moonwind@jaguarundi audio % beet ls -a albumartist:a-ha
>>>> moonwind@jaguarundi audio % beet ls artist:"a-ha"
>>>> 
>>>> moonwind@jaguarundi audio %
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> This drive is a regular usb drive with no special file systems (modern 
>>>> ntfs as it came in the box)
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>  
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