Taffy is a command-line tool for reading and writing audio metadata, as supported by TagLib. That means it can edit tags for MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, and MP4 files, along with several other file formats.
If installing via
gem, you must have already installed your
distribution's TagLib package, usually called
libtag1-dev. Then run:
gem install taffy
If you use Arch Linux or a derivative, you may also install via the AUR package.
Usage: taffy [options] file ... Tag options: -l, --album ALBUM Set album tag -r, --artist ARTIST Set artist tag -c, --comment COMMENT Set comment tag -g, --genre GENRE Set genre tag -t, --title TITLE Set title tag -n, --track TRACK Set track tag -y, --year YEAR Set year tag --no-album Clear album tag --no-artist Clear artist tag --no-comment Clear comment tag --no-genre Clear genre tag --no-title Clear title tag --no-track Clear track tag --no-year Clear year tag --clear Clear all tags Filename options: --extract SPEC Extract tags from filename --rename SPEC Rename file based on tags --rename-fs SPEC Like --rename; see below If no options are given, file tags are printed instead. In a filename spec, a sequence such as %R or %r stands for the corresponding tag, in this case the artist name. In a filename, %R leaves letter case intact, while %r downcases the tag. A sequence such as %_t maps special characters in the tag to the given substitute, in this case an underscore. --rename remaps all characters that need to be escaped in the shell, while --rename-fs remaps only characters that are invalid in filenames. Other options: -h, --help Show this message and exit --version Show version and exit
Print tags from an audio file:
Tag a series of files with an artist, album, and year:
taffy -r Deerhoof -l "The Man, The King, The Girl" -y 1997 *.mp3
Tag an audio file, then rename it to "14 - Queen of the Mole People.mp3":
taffy -n 14 -t "Queen of the Mole People" --rename-fs "%n - %T" song.mp3
Taffy tags audio files for you.