id3tag - Man Page

Tags an mp3 file with id3v1 and/or id3v2 tags.

Examples (TL;DR)


id3tag [ OPTION ]... [ FILE ]...


Id3tag will render both types of tag by default.  Only the last tag type indicated in the option list will be used.  Non- rendered will remain unchanged in the original file.  Will also parse and convert Lyrics3 v2.0 frames, but will not render them.


-1,  --v1tag

Render only the id3v1 tag

-2,  --v2tag

Render only the id3v2 tag

-h,  --help

Display help and exit

-v,  --version

Display version information and exit

-a,  --artist ARTIST

Set the artist information

-s,  --song SONG

Set the song title information

-A,  --album ALBUM

Set the album title information

-c,  --comment COMMENT

Set the comment information


Set the comment description

-g,  --genre num

Set the genre number

-y,  --year num

Set the year

-t,  --track num

Set the track number

-T,  --total num

Set the total number of tracks on the album

See Also

id3convert(1), id3info(1), id3v2(1)


id3lib was originally designed and implemented by Dirk Mahoney and is maintained by Scott Thomas Haug <>. Manual page written for Debian GNU/Linux by Robert Woodcock <>.

Referenced By

id3convert(1), id3info(1), id3v2(1), odfmeta(1), odfuserfield(1).

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