This plugin adds a new command,
miss, which finds
and lists, for every album in your collection, which or how many
tracks are missing. Listing missing files requires one network call to
MusicBrainz. Merely counting missing files avoids any network calls.
missing plugin to your configuration (see Using Plugins).
By default, the
beet missing command lists the names of tracks that your
library is missing from each album. It can also list the names of albums that
your library is missing from each artist.
You can customize the output format, count
the number of missing tracks per album, or total up the number of missing
tracks over your whole library, using command-line switches:
-f FORMAT, --format=FORMAT
print with custom FORMAT
-c, --count count missing tracks per album
-t, --total count total of missing tracks or albums
-a, --album show missing albums for artist instead of tracks
…or by editing corresponding options.
-c is ignored when used with
To configure the plugin, make a
missing: section in your
configuration file. The available options are:
count: Print a count of missing tracks per album, with
$albumartist - $album: $missing. Default:
format: A specific format with which to print every track. This uses the same template syntax as beets’ path formats. The usage is inspired by, and therefore similar to, the list command. Default: format_item.
total: Print a single count of missing tracks in all albums. Default:
Here’s an example
format: $albumartist - $album - $title
With this plugin enabled, the
$missing template field expands to the
number of tracks missing from each album.
List all missing tracks in your collection:
List all missing albums in your collection:
beet missing -a
List all missing tracks from 2008:
beet missing year:2008
Print out a unicode histogram of the missing track years using spark:
beet missing -f '$year' | spark
Print out a listing of all albums with missing tracks, and respective counts:
beet missing -c
Print out a count of the total number of missing tracks:
beet missing -t
Call this plugin from other beet commands:
beet ls -a -f '$albumartist - $album: $missing'