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Selection interface: option to "skip remaining tracks" and take action #3083

discopatrick opened this issue Nov 27, 2018 · 1 comment


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commented Nov 27, 2018


I love the modify command's select mode, because it means you don't have to write super-specific queries - instead you can write a more general query and then simply type an n to skip those tracks you don't want to retag.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to "skip remaining tracks". For example, say I got through 50 out of 100 tracks that a query returned. I've answered y to most of them, but n to just a few. If I hit Ctrl-C at this point, I notice that the tags do not get written to the tracks I answered y to.

Perhaps we could add an s option that skips remaining tracks but still updates those that we answered y to. Alternatively, we could update tracks as-and-when we answer y, allowing us to Ctrl-C out of the process without losing work.

@sampsyo sampsyo changed the title `beet modify` in select mode should allow you to "skip remaining tracks" and yet still write tags to those tracks already answered with `y` Selection interface: option to "skip remaining tracks" and take action Nov 27, 2018

@sampsyo sampsyo added the feature label Nov 27, 2018


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commented Nov 27, 2018

Sounds good to me!

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