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badfiles plugin crashes with unicode characters in filename #2299

mfiano opened this Issue Dec 2, 2016 · 1 comment


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mfiano commented Dec 2, 2016

beets crashes with:

user configuration: /home/axion/.config/beets/config.yaml
data directory: /home/axion/.config/beets
plugin paths: 
Sending event: pluginload
inline: adding item field hifi
inline: adding item field disc_and_track
inline: adding item field release
library database: /home/axion/.config/beets/library.db
library directory: /mnt/extra1/music/sorted
Sending event: library_opened
badfiles: checking path: /mnt/extra1/music/sorted/artists/Air/(1998) Moon Safari [FLAC 16bit-44.1kHz]/01 La Femme d’argent.flac
badfiles: running command: flac -wst "/mnt/extra1/music/sorted/artists/Air/(1998) Moon Safari [FLAC 16bit-44.1kHz]/01 La Femme d’argent.flac"
x27[31;01m/mnt/extra1/music/sorted/artists/Air/(1998) Moon Safari [FLAC 16bit-44.1kHz]/01 La Femme d’argent.flacx27[39;49;00m: checker exited withs status 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/beet", line 11, in <module>
    load_entry_point('beets==1.3.19', 'console_scripts', 'beet')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/beets/ui/", line 1266, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/beets/ui/", line 1253, in _raw_main
    subcommand.func(lib, suboptions, subargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/beetsplug/", line 107, in check_bad
    ui.print_("  {}".format(displayable_path(line)))
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u2019' in position 13: ordinal not in range(128)

Seems like it doesn't like the fancy quote character in this filename:

01 La Femme d’argent.flac

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sampsyo Dec 3, 2016


Thanks! I've pushed a fix.


sampsyo commented Dec 3, 2016

Thanks! I've pushed a fix.

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