Provided by: cdtool_2.1.8-release-8_amd64 bug


       cdtool2cddb - convert .cdtooldb file to set of CDDB files


       cdtool2cddb [-rvx] [-d dir] [-l len] [input...]


       cdtool2cddb  converts  one or more .cdtooldb files to CDDB-format files suitable for using
       with many CD player applications.  The output is a set of files, each named for the 32-bit
       hexadecimal  CDDB  ID  number  of a given audio CD.  These files are placed in the current
       directory unless -d is specified.


       -d directory
              Specify the output directory.  This is  where  the  8-digit  output  filenames  go.
              There will be one file for each CD definition in your .cdtooldb file(s).

       -l length
              Specify  the  maximum  line  length  for the output file.  Comment lines may be any
              length, but the CDDB format specifies that data lines must wrap at  76  characters.
              Thus, this is the default for cdtool2cddb, but you may change it if you wish.

       -r     At  least  one CD player application (groovycd) requires lines of its CDDB files to
              end with CR-LF, because they come over the network that way.  The -r  option  tells
              cdtool2cddb to output such lines; otherwise lines will end with LF only.

       -v     Increment the verbosity level.

       -x     Use an alternate identification string in the output file.  If you wish to upload a
              CDDB file to a CDDB server via e-mail, the server will probably check the ID string
              in  the  file to make sure it is from a "trusted" CD player application.  cdtool is
              not trusted, but xmcd is, so the -x option pretends we are xmcd.


              A typical cdtooldb input file

       /var/lib/cddb/misc, ~/.groovycd
              Typical output directories (see -d).


       cdir(1), cdown(1), cdadd(1)


       Peter Samuelson <>