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Linux / Unix Command: vorbiscomment
Command Library


vorbiscomment - edits Ogg Vorbis comments



vorbiscomment [-l] file.ogg
vorbiscomment -a [ -t ``tag=value'' ] in.ogg out.ogg
vorbiscomment -w in.ogg out.ogg



vorbiscomment reads, modifies, and appends Ogg Vorbis audio file metadata tags.



Append comments.
-c commentfile
Take comments from a file. The file is the same format as is output by the the -l option: one element per line in 'tag=value' format.
Show command help.
List the comments in the ogg vorbis file.
Quiet mode. No messages are displayed.
-t 'tag=value'
Specify a new tag on the command line. Each tag is given as a single string. The part before the '=' is treated as the tag name and the part after as the value.
Replace comments with the new set given either on the command line with -t or from a file with -c.



To just see what comment tags are in a file:

    vorbiscomment -l file.ogg

To edit those comments:

    vorbiscomment -l file.ogg > file.txt
    [edit the comments in file.txt to your statisfaction]
    vorbiscomment -w -c file.txt file.ogg newfile.ogg

To simply add a comment:

    vorbiscomment -a -t 'ARTIST=No One You Know' file.ogg newfile.ogg



See http://xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/doc/v-comment.html for documentation on the Ogg Vorbis tag format, including a suggested list of canonical tag names.


Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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