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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: lenny on July 01, 2005, 03:56:38 PM

Title: tag database --strip option
Post by: lenny on July 01, 2005, 03:56:38 PM
What does the --strip option do? I'm looking for an option to have it ignore certain directories when building the database. Like my directory "/_non music" which has mp3 files, but I don't want it to put them in the database.
Title: Re: tag database --strip option
Post by: psycho_maniac on July 02, 2005, 10:47:10 PM
this would be nice also as i would want my downloaded music in the directories and not my albums in the database
Title: Re: tag database --strip option
Post by: kenshin on July 06, 2005, 08:53:45 PM
Yes, this would be a great option to have. I run linux so my solution is easy (change the permissions on the dir to 000, then change them back) but when I was using TDT way back when, I suggested this to the author and it got added eventually. So Rockbox should get an option for doing this (no software used with the retail firmware should best Rockbox in *any* way! :)).

The --strip option just strips off some part of the file path off the front. Say, "--strip /home" and your /home/music/file/path becomes /music/file/path in the database. I think.