Info Plugin

The info plugin provides a command that dumps the current tag values for any file format supported by beets. It works like a supercharged version of mp3info or id3v2.

Enable the info plugin in your configuration (see Using Plugins) and then type:

$ beet info /path/to/music.flac

and the plugin will enumerate all the tags in the specified file. It also accepts multiple filenames in a single command-line.

You can also enter a query to inspect music from your library:

$ beet info beatles

Command-line options include:

  • --library or -l: Show data from the library database instead of the files’ tags.
  • --summarize or -s: Merge all the information from multiple files into a single list of values. If the tags differ across the files, print [various].