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       clamz - download MP3 music files from


       clamz [ options ] amz-file ...


       clamz  is  a  little  command-line  program  to download MP3 files from's music
       store.  It is intended to serve as a substitute  for  Amazon's  official  MP3  Downloader,
       which  is  not free software (and therefore is only available in binary form for a limited
       set of platforms.)  clamz can be used to download  either  individual  songs  or  complete
       albums that you have purchased from Amazon.

       In  order  to  use clamz, you must first enable the ``MP3 dowloader mode'' by visiting the
       following URL:


       If  you  are  outside  the US, replace `' with the corresponding domain for your
       country (e.g., for the UK, or for France.)  Amazon does  not  allow
       anyone to purchase MP3 files from outside their country of residence.

       To download the contents of an AMZ file into the current directory, just run

              clamz some-file-name.amz

       More advanced options are listed below.

       -o name-format, --output=name-format
              Set  the name of the downloaded file(s).  This may contain any of several variables
              which are derived from the input AMZ file; see FORMAT VARIABLES below.   Note  that
              the  format  string  should  be  enclosed  in single quotes, to stop the shell from
              expanding variables itself.

       -d directory-format, --output-dir=directory-format
              Set the directory where the downloaded files should be placed.  (If this  directory
              does not exist, it will be created.)  This may also contain format variables.

       -r, --resume
              Resume   downloading  a  partially-downloaded  album.   (By  default,  if  you  are
              downloading a file named foo.mp3, and  the  file  foo.mp3  already  exists  in  the
              destination  directory,  clamz  will  rename  the  new  file  to foo.mp3.1 to avoid
              overwriting the old file.  If the -r option is used, clamz will instead assume that
              the first part of the file has already been downloaded, and will resume downloading
              from where it left off.)

       -i, --info
              Rather than downloading anything, just display detailed information about the given
              AMZ file(s) to standard output.

       -x, --xml
              Rather  than  downloading  anything, print the raw, decrypted XML data from the AMZ
              file to standard output.

       -v, --verbose
              Display detailed information while downloading.

       -q, --quiet
              Turn off the normal progress display; display only error messages.

              Do not allow the given characters to  be  used  in  output  filenames.   Note  that
              control characters and slashes may never be used in filenames.

              Opposite  of  the  above;  remove  the  given characters from the set of disallowed

              Allow uppercase letters in filenames.

              Do not allow uppercase letters in filenames.

              Use UTF-8 when writing filenames (the default behavior  is  to  use  UTF-8  if  the
              system locale says so, otherwise ASCII.)

              Use only ASCII characters in filenames.

       --help Print out a summary of options.

              Print out version information.

       As  part  of  a  name-format  or  directory-format  option,  you may include references to
       environment variables (e.g., $HOME) or  to  the  `xdg-user-dirs'  configuration  variables
       (e.g., $XDG_MUSIC_DIR or $XDG_DESKTOP_DIR.)

       In  addition,  the  following  special  variables are defined for each track, based on the
       information provided in the AMZ file, and  subject  to  the  above  configuration  options
       (--forbid-chars, --forbid-uppercase, etc.)

       ${title}, ${creator}, ${tracknum}, ${discnum}, ${genre}, ${asin}
              Title,  creator,  track  number,  disc  number,  genre,  and  ASIN (Amazon Standard
              Identification Number) of each individual track.

       ${album}, ${album_artist}, ${album_asin}
              Title, primary artist,  and  ASIN  of  the  album  the  track  comes  from.   (This
              information is available both for single-track and full-album downloads.)

              Suffix of the output file (currently only `mp3'.)

       ${amz_title}, ${amz_creator}, ${amz_genre}, ${amz_asin}
              These  variables  formerly  contained metadata for the AMZ file as a whole; current
              AMZ  files  do  not  contain  this  information.   Using  these  variables  is  not

       Similar  to  shell  variable  expansion,  you  can  also  use  the  following  conditional

              Expands to the value of variable var if it is  defined  and  non-empty;  otherwise,
              expands to string (which may itself contain variable references.)

              Expands  to string if the variable var is defined and non-empty; otherwise, expands
              to an empty string.

       Note that when you include format variables in a command-line argument, you  will  usually
       need  to  enclose  the argument in single quotes ('...'), or insert a backslash before the
       `$', to prevent the shell from trying to expand the variables itself.


              General configuration file, providing default settings for the --output,  --forbid-
              chars, --allow-uppercase and --utf8-filenames options.

              Directory containing backup copies of AMZ files.

              Directory containing log files.


              HTTP  proxy  to  use  for  downloading  files;  use `server:port' to specify a port


       Benjamin Moody <>