cddb-tool man page

cddb-tool — Get CDDB information

Synopsis

cddb-tool parse file [-i|-d|-a|-t] [num|-c|-p]

cddb-tool template disc-id tracks

cddb-tool send [file] address

cddb-tool query server user host disc-id tracks

cddb-tool read server user host disc-id genre

cddb-tool help

Description

cddb-tool is a backend tool for abcde. It is passed information from cd-discid and uses it look up the CD title, artist, and track information on the cddb database (http://freedb.freedb.org) on the internet.

Commands

parse [file] option

Get data out of a cddb file (use "-" for stdin). Options (use one and only one):

id
prints disc id
album
prints album title
track num
prints title of track num
artist
prints artist
category
prints category
cddbgenre
synonym for category
all
parse file and dumps to stdout in a form sourceable by the shell

send [file] address

Mails file file (or stdin of no file specified) to specified address, using correct format. Category should be one of blues, classical, country, data, folk, jazz, newage, reggae, rock, soundtrack, misc.

template [disc-id] [tracks]

Generates a template (empty) cddb file to stdout. The command line should be essentially the output of cd-discid.

query [server] [user] [host] [disc-id] [tracks]

Looks up disc on server (should be of form "http://host/cddb/cddb.cgi") remainder of command line is in the same form as that returned by the cd-discid program. Uses wget, so if you need to use a proxy then just configure wget to do so. user and host will be used for identifying ourselves to the CDDB server. Outputs response code and entries with matching CDDB entries, if successful, from the CDDB server.

read [server] [user] [host] [disc-id] [genre]

Dumps CDDB entry to stdout. File will contain an extra #CATEGORY= line, which leaves it a valid CDDB file but which will be recognized by parse and send commands. Uses wget, so if you need to use a proxy then just configure wget to do so. user and host will be used for identifying ourselves to the CDDB server.

help

Prints usage information.

Author

Nathaniel Smith <njs@uclink4.berkeley.edu>, maintained as part of abcde by Robert Woodcock <rcw@debian.org>. Manual page compiled from help information by Robert Woodcock.

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