analyzer(1) program to analyze the music file(s) and put the data into IMMS database


analyzer filename [filename] [...]


This manual page documents briefly the analyzer command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

analyzer is a second most important piece of imms suite. It takes the list of filenames with songs (currently only mp3 and ogg formats are supported), makes acoustic analysis of them and put gethered data to the database. Analysis is rather slow - it has to decode the entire file - so it will take a while, but analyzer is smart enough to skip files that have already been analyzed.

analyzer is running automatically by imms plugin, but you can also run it manually to analyze your whole music collection at once to benefit from acoustic correlations immediately.

You can run the analysis your whole archive using following command:

find /mnt/mp3 -type f -exec analyzer {} \;

For more sofisticated examples please see Tips and Tricks section of upstream homepage: m[blue][].


Program stores it's data in $HOME/.imms/ directory. For more detailed documentation please see upstream homepage: m[blue][].


Artur Czechowski <[email protected]>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


Copyright © 2009 Artur R. Czechowski

This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.