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       tagmp3 - manipulate ID3v1 tags


       tagmp3 [ -n ] mode [ format ] [ file ] ...


       tagmp3  allows  you to set and remove ID3v1 tags from mp3 files. Additionaly move mode can
       be used to move mp3 files according to their ID3v1 tag. An ID3v1 tag is a chunk  of  extra
       informations  such  as  artist name, album and genre. ID3v1 tags are displayed by most mp3


       show   show file's ID3v1 tag.

       set    sets file's ID3v1 tag according to format.

       move   move file to a destination based on FORMAT.

       del    remove file's ID3v1 tag if any.

       list   displays numeric music genres along with their meaning.

       -h     print a (not so) short help message.

       -v     print version and exit.


       -n     Show what will be done, don't alter any file.


       The  format  string is a character string composed of zero or  more  directives:  ordinary
       characters  (not  %),  which  are  not interpreted and conversion specifications, each  of
       which results  in  the  corresponding  ID3v1  tag  field  substitution.   Each  conversion
       specification  is  introduced  by  the  character  %.  The  following lines describes each
       conversion specification along with its associated ID3v1 field.  Special  sequence  %%  is
       substituted with a single %.

       %A     Artist Name

       %a     Album Name

       %t     Song Title

       %T     Track Number

       %y     Year

       %g     Genre

       %c     Comments

format string for set mode

       For set mode the format string is a list of ID3v1 fields followed by a ':' (next chars are
       the field value) or a '?' (ask user for field value)

              example: tagmp3 set "%A:Pink Floyd %a:The Wall %t? %T?" *.mp3
              For each mp3 of this directory, sets the artist name to Pink Floyd and the album to
              The  Wall.   For  each file ask for the title and the track number. Leave the other
              fields untouched. Be aware that genre field require a numeric value.  Known  genres
              can be displayed with the list mode.

format string for move mode

       The  format string is the destination path where each field identifier is substituted with
       the tag value.

              example: tagmp3 move "/home/foo/mp3/%A/%a/%T-%t.mp3" *.mp3
              with the set example above will  move  all  mp3  to  "/home/foo/mp3/Pink  Floyd/The
              If you prefer the "flat" naming scheme, you will use something like
              tagmp3 move "%A-%t.mp3" *.mp3


       move mode never overwrite files.
       move  mode creates intermediate directories specified in the format string. Each directory
       creation is to be confirmed by the user.
       ID3v2 tags are not supported so far.
       If a file can't be moved ( wrong file type, ID3v1 tag absent or blank field , ...) then it
       is left untouched.
       Fake mp3 (i.e. Wave file with .mp3 extension) are moved into "fake-mp3/" directory in move
       mode. set mode refuses to tag them since this would add noisy artifact at the end  of  the


       Plenty of :)
       For move mode, source and destination must reside on the same file system / partition.


       Laurent Alacoque <> CopyLeft 2001
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