Fuzzy Search Plugin

The fuzzy plugin provides a prefixed query that searches your library using fuzzy pattern matching. This can be useful if you want to find a track with complicated characters in the title.

First, enable the plugin named fuzzy (see Using Plugins). You’ll then be able to use the ~ prefix to use fuzzy matching:

$ beet ls '~Vareoldur'
Sigur Rós - Valtari - Varðeldur


To configure the plugin, make a fuzzy: section in your configuration file. The available options are:

  • threshold: The “sensitivity” of the fuzzy match. A value of 1.0 will show only perfect matches and a value of 0.0 will match everything. Default: 0.7.
  • prefix: The character used to designate fuzzy queries. Default: ~, which may need to be escaped in some shells.