audiolink - Create AudioLink config file, databases and tables
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AudioLink is a set of programs which help you manage your music collection. It
makes searching for music on your local storage media easier and faster. Your
searches can include a variety of criteria, like male artists, female artists,
band, genre, etc.
It supports music files of MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats.
assists you in creating a configuration file for oft-used
options passed to the AudioLink programs and creating the MySQL database and
tables which the AudioLink programs, alfilldb
(1) and alsearch
The options specified on the command prompt override the options specified in
the config file.
- Brief usage information
- Connects to the MySQL server on the target host. Default is
- Password for the database
- Username for the database
- Display extra information about what's going on
The user and password fields for the database have to be specified. There are
three ways of doing this:
- 1. Command-line arguments
- By specifying them via the --user and --pass command-line
arguments to the programs:
"alfilldb --user=mysql_username --pass=mysql_password --prompt=basic
"alsearch --user=mysql_username --pass=mysql_password --artist=kishore
- 2. Environment variables
- Setting the DBI_USER and DBI_PASS environment variables:
If you are using bash, ksh, zsh or sh do this:
If you are using csh or tcsh, do this:
"setenv DBI_USER mysql_username"
"setenv DBI_USER mysql_password"
Consult the man page of the respective shell interpreter that you use for
help on environment variables.
- 3. Config file
- Specifying them in the config file (the most convenient).
The config file is stored in each user's home directory in the
The AudioLink configuration file config
resides in the .audiolink/
directory in the user's home directory (
The format of the current config file is pretty easy to understand: Just put in
"a = b" on separate lines for all the options you want the AudioLink
scripts to use by default. Here, a is the option name, like user, password,
host, etc., and b is the value you wish to associate the option with. For
example, to set the username for accessing the database to 'root', you would
put this in the config file:
"user = root"
L<alfilldb(1)>, L<alsearch(1)> The current version of this man page
is available on the AudioLink website at
Report bugs related to the AudioLink software or the man pages to the
audiolink-devel mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page is written and maintained by Amit Shah <email@example.com>
The AudioLink package is Copyright (C) 2003, Amit Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
All the programs and the documentation that come as part of AudioLink are
licensed by the GNU General Public License v2 (GPLv2).