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ID3TAG(1)							   User Command 							 ID3TAG(1)

id3tag - Tags an mp3 file with id3v1 and/or id3v2 tags. SYNOPSIS
id3tag [ OPTION ]... [ FILE ]... DESCRIPTION
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. OPTIONS
-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 -C, --desc DESCRIPTION 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) AUTHOR
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 <>. local May 2000 ID3TAG(1)

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MP3TAG(1)						      General Commands Manual							 MP3TAG(1)

mp3tag - view and manipulate ID3v1 tags. SYNOPSIS
mp3tag [ -s song ] [ -a artist ] [ -l album ] [ -y year ] [ -e comment ] [ -k track ] [ -g genre ] [ -r ] file [ file ... ] DESCRIPTION
This manual page briefly documents the mp3tag command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the orig- inal program does not have one. mp3tag is a program that allows you to both view and manipulate ID3v1 metadata tags. Running the command with just a filename will display the file's current tag. Setting some options will cause the tag to be updated and displayed. OPTIONS
-a artist Set the artist name to artist. Strings over thirty characters are truncated. -e comment Set the comment to comment. Strings over thirty characters are truncated. -g genre Set the genre to genre. This is a single integer with a value of 0 to 254 corresponding to the appropriate Winamp compatible genre (use '-g list' to list all supported genres). -k track Set the track number to track. This is a single integer with a value of 0 to 255. Specifying this field truncates the comment field to twenty-eight characters, as per the ID3v1.1 standard. -l album Set the album name to album. Strings over thirty characters are truncated. -r Merge new tag with any preexisting tag in the file. -s song Set the song name to song. Strings over thirty characters are truncated. -y year Set the year to year. Strings over four characters are truncated. EXAMPLES
Display foo.mp3's current ID3v1 info: mp3tag foo.mp3 Set foo.mp3's artist to 'Bar', and album to 'Baz': mp3tag -a Bar -l Baz foo.mp3 Set foo.mp3's year to 2001, merging it with any tag already present: mp3tag -y 2001 -r foo.mp3 AUTHOR
mp3tag was written by Bram Avontuur <>. This manual page was written by Brian Boucheron <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others). SEE ALSO
More info on ID3v1 can be found at <>. February 19, 2004 MP3TAG(1)
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