mp3find - Find MP3 files based on their ID3 tags or info
$ 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
$ mp3find [options] [directory] [<-field> <pattern> [<-field> <pattern> ...]]
The real guts of the operation are in MP3::Find.
Case insensitive matching.
All search patterns must match the entire value, and not just a substring. This has the same effect as putting a
$ around each pattern.
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.
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 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.
Peter Eichman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.