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Manual Reference Pages  -  MP3FIND (1)

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NAME

mp3find - Find MP3 files based on their ID3 tags or info

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    $ mp3find ~/cds -i -artist beatles -sort year,album,tracknum -printf %2n. %a - %t (%b: %y)
     1. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (Magical Mystery Tour: 1967)
     2. The Beatles - The Fool on the Hill (Magical Mystery Tour: 1967)
     3. The Beatles - Flying (Magical Mystery Tour: 1967)
     4. The Beatles - Blue Jay Way (Magical Mystery Tour: 1967)
     5. The Beatles - Your Mother Should Know (Magical Mystery Tour: 1967)
     6. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus (Magical Mystery Tour: 1967)
    # etc.
   
    # shuffle and play your entire mp3 collection
    $ mp3find | xargs madplay -z
   
    # ...or just your Sabbath
    $ mp3find -i -artist black sabbath | xargs madplay -z



DESCRIPTION



    $ mp3find [options] [directory] [<-field> <pattern> [<-field> <pattern> ...]]



The real guts of the operation are in MP3::Find.

    OPTIONS

-ignore-case, -i Case insensitive matching.
-exact-match, -w All search patterns must match the entire value, and not just a substring. This has the same effect as putting a ^ and $ around each pattern.
-sort Which ID3 fields to sort the results by; separate multiple fields with commas. The default behavior just returns the filenames in the order that File::Find finds them.
-printf The output format for each file found. The available format codes are:



    %a - artist
    %t - title
    %b - album
    %n - track number
    %y - year
    %g - genre
    %% - literal %



Numeric modifiers may be used; they are interpreted like modifiers to the %s code in Perl’s printf function.

If no -printf option is used, the full path to the file is printed instead.

-<field> <pattern> [patterns...] The fields you are searching on. More than one pattern for a given field are combined with ’OR’, while the fields to be matched are ’AND’-ed together. For the list of recognized fields, see MP3::Find.

AUTHOR

Peter Eichman <peichman@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2006 by Peter Eichman. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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