edit plugin lets you modify music metadata using your favorite text
edit plugin in your configuration (see Using Plugins) and
beet edit QUERY
Your text editor (i.e., the command in your
$EDITOR environment variable)
will open with a list of tracks to edit. Make your changes and exit your text
editor to apply them to your music.
edit command has these command-line options:
--album: Edit albums instead of individual items.
--field FIELD: Specify an additional field to edit (in addition to the defaults set in the configuration).
--all: Edit all available fields.
edit plugin can also be invoked during an import session. If enabled, it
adds two new options to the user prompt:
[A]pply, More candidates, Skip, Use as-is, as Tracks, Group albums, Enter search, enter Id, aBort, eDit, edit Candidates?
eDit: use this option for using the original items’ metadata as the starting point for your edits.
edit Candidates: use this option for using a candidate’s metadata as the starting point for your edits.
Please note that currently the interactive usage of the plugin will only allow
you to change the item-level fields. In case you need to edit the album-level
fields, the recommended approach is to invoke the plugin via the command line
in album mode (
beet edit -a QUERY) after the import.
Also, please be aware that the
edit Candidates choice can only be used with
the matches found during the initial search (and currently not supporting the
candidates found via the
Enter search or
enter Id choices). You might
--search-id SEARCH_ID import option useful for those
cases where you already have a specific candidate ID that you want to edit.
To configure the plugin, make an
edit: section in your configuration
file. The available options are:
- itemfields: A space-separated list of item fields to include in the
editor by default.
track title artist album
- albumfields: The same when editing albums (with the