How to Use

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Essential

Install in your system the tool or enter in the directory where you have putted the tool and give the command:

> dr14_tmeter [your music directory] 

When the computation is finished you will find in your music directory the file dr14.txt described above. For example if your favorite album is stored in the directory /home/donald-duck/mymusic/wow music you shold take the command:

> dr14_tmeter "/home/donald-duck/mymusic/wow music" 

If you are located in a music directory you should give the command without options, and it scan the current directory:

> dr14_tmeter 

For scanning a single file we must use the option -f :

> dr14_tmeter -f "/home/donald-duck/mymusic/wow music/hallo.mp3" 

For more information type the command:

> ./dr14_tmeter --help

Advanced

output tables

dr14_tmeter is capable to produce the output tables also in html, bbcode and mediawiki formats. For having these files you must use the option -t (or --tables) by definig the desired formats with the codes t = text; h = html; b = bbcode, w = mediawiki and a = all .

For example:

> dr14_tmeter /music/myalbum -t tw

writes out the files dr14.txt and dr14_mediawiki.txt in the directory /music/myalbum that respectively contains a tabbed text file and a mediawiki table.

The command:

> dr14_tmeter /music/myalbum -t a

writes the resulting files files in all supported format.

If we want a minimalistic output table we must uses the option -b :

> dr14_tmeter /music/myalbum -b
  • Note that all tabbed text files [dr14.txt] generated by dr14_tmeter v0.9.0, or superior, are fully compatible with the DR database

Recursive scan

With the option -r we can scan the subdirectory recursively. The command:

> dr14_tmeter /music/my_albums -r 

Scans all subdirectory of /music/my_albums and write the results in each music directory.

Output files

If we want to write the resulting files in an other directory you must use the option -o [target dir]

For example:

> dr14_tmeter /music/album -o /tmp -t a

Writes the the resulting files in /tmp.

The option -a says to dr14_tmeter to append the result in the existing files.

For example the command

> dr14_tmeter /music/my_albums -o /tmp -r -a

writes the results of all recursively scanned albums in the file /tmp/dr14.txt

The option -n completely disable the output files.

Others options

The option -1 disable the multi-core computing, it should not be used.

The options -d can be used to disable the compatibility with the DR database and -p writes the result on the console.

For example:

> dr14_tmeter /media/music -d 0 -p 

prints the result on the terminal (STDOUT) with a format not compatible with DR database but better-looking.