glyrc - search engine for music-related metadata
glyrc GETTER [options]
where GETTER must be one of:
Providers from where to get metadata. Refer to glyrc —list for a full
Write metadata to the dir d, or filename d, special values stdout, stderr and
null are supported.
Certain escapes are escaped inside the filename in the form :X:, where X may be
- type : The getter used in this query
- artist : Artist - as passed by -a
- album : Album - as passed by -b
- title : Title - as passed by -t
- size : Size in bytes
- format : The image format or `txt' for textitems
- source : The source URL of this item
- prov : The Provider of this item
- cksum : a md5sum of the data
- rating : (Usually 0)
- duration : (Only for tracks) Duration in seconds
- number : An index incremented with each item (starting with
The default format is
containing `/' are replaced with `|' automatically, so —write
':artist:' for AC/DC will result in AC|DC
Download max. n items. Amount of actual downloaded items may be less.
Language settings. Used by a few getters to deliever localized data. Given in
ISO 639-1 codes like `de'
Only use providers that offer language specific data, this only applies for text
Set threshold for level of Levenshtein algorithm.
How to weight quality/speed; 1.0 = full quality, 0.0 = full speed.
Maximum number od download a plugin may deliever. Use to make results more vary.
Set verbosity from 0 to 4. See online README for details.
Define the number of downloads that may be performed in parallel.
The useragent to use during HTTP requests
Define the number of redirects that are allowed.
Define the maximum number in seconds after which a download is cancelled.
Set the proxy to use in the form of
Don't download images, but return the URLs to them (act like a search engine)
Artist name to search for
Album name to search for
Songname to search for
(images only) The maximum size a cover may have.
(images only) The minimum size a cover may have.
A semicolon separated list of imageformats that are allowed. e.g.:
Forces utf8 encoding for text items, invalid encodings get sorted out
List all fetchers and source providers for each and exit.
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Print the version string.
Updates libglyr if new version is available.
(Textitems only) Output all results as one (useful for tracklist and albumlist).
Disables --as-one (Default)
Enables colored output for glyrc (Default)
Prints no colored output
p is a path to your music directory. Glyr might fetch things like folger.jpg
Set a bash command to be executed when a item is finished downloading; The
special string <path> is expanded with the actual path to the data.
Creates or opens an existing cache at folder/metadata.db and lookups data from
Selects data from the cache; you can use any other option behind this.
Instead of searching for this element, the element is deleted from the database.
List all items in the database (including the artist / album / title / type).
glyrc cover --artist SomeBand --album SomeAlbum
# Write found items to cache; create it if not existent
glyrc lyrics -a A -b B --cache /tmp
# List all in the cache
glyrc cache list --cache /tmp
# Delete artist/album
glyrc cache delete cover -a Equilibrium -b Sagas --cache /tmp
# Search for two items in cache and print them
glyrc cache select lyrics -a Knorkator -t 'A' -n 2 --cache /tmp
With each item received you get a link to the original source, please refer to
A more detailed version of this help can be found online:
Christopher Pahl <email@example.com>, Etienne Millon.