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cdown - query cddb database for info on a disc

CDOWN(1) User Commands CDOWN(1)

NAME

cdown - query cddb database for info on a disc

SYNOPSIS

cdown     
cdown     [-[0..9]|-d device] [-H H] [-P P] [-V|-?|-h]

DESCRIPTION

The cdown command is a command to query the CD-ROM for track information, use this to fetch information on this CD-ROM from the CDDB databases (freedb.freedb.org), and then output the information in a form suitable for cdir(1).
 
cdown prints the information it downloads on stdout, in a format suitable for appending to .cdtooldb. Should there be an uncertainty as to which CD-ROM information it should download, it prints a list of alternatives to stderr and prompts for the user to select one.
 
A network connection is required for this to operate properly.
 

OPTIONS

-d device
specify the cdrom device
-H host
get database using HOST (def=freedb.freedb.org)
-P port
get database using PORT (def=888)
-l
list available cddb hosts
-[1..9]
specify /dev/cdromN (def=/dev/cdrom)
-r
output raw answer of the CDDB server
-v
verbose output
-D
enable runtime debugging
-V
print version, exit
-[?|h]
print help, exit
 

FILES

~/.cdtooldb - default database file.

ENVIRONMENT

CDTOOLDBPATH - colon delimited path of database files to search. It is not necessary to specify ~/.cdtooldb, as this is automatically added to the end of the search path.
CDTOOLDEV - device file for cd-rom, overrides compile-time defaults. CDDBHOST - host to query, overrides compile-time default

SEE ALSO

cdir(1)

AUTHORS

Main code:
Bryon Ellacott <rodent@homer.humbug.org.au>
Enhancements:
Wade Hampton <whampton@staffnet.com>

29-July-2004 CDTOOL