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wvtag(1)                  WavPack Executable Programs                 wvtag(1)


       wvtag - metadata utility for wavpack files


       wvtag [-options] INFILE...


       wvtag applies the specified metadata operation(s) to each of the
       specified WavPack source file(s) in this order: clean, import, delete,
       write, extract, list. Note that WavPack metadata is stored in APEv2
       tags, and this tool will automatically import from an ID3v1 tag if it
       is the only tag present on the source file, and that ID3v1 tag will be
       deleted and replaced with an APEv2 tag if an edit is requested.


           allow tag data up to 16 MB (embedding > 1 MB is not recommended for
           portable devices and may not work with some programs including
           WavPack pre-4.70)

           extract cuesheet only to stdout (equivalent to -x "cuesheet")

           extract cuesheet to source-name.cue file in same directory as
           source file (equivalent to -xx "cuesheet=%a.cue")

       --clean, --clear
           clean all items from tag (done first)

       -d "Field"
           delete specified metadata item (text or binary)

       -h, --help
           this help display

           import applicable tag items from ID3v2.3 tag present in DSF files
           into APEv2 tag (if there are > 1 MB cover images present add
           --allow-huge-tags to include them)

       -l, --list
           list all tag items (done last)

           don't recode passed tags from local encoding to UTF-8, assume they
           are in UTF-8 already

           quiet (keep console output to a minimum)

       -v, --version
           write program version to stdout

       -w "Field="
           delete specified metadata item (text or binary)

       -w "Field=Value"
           write specified text metadata to APEv2 tag

       -w "Field=@file.ext"
           write specified text metadata from file to APEv2 tag, normally used
           for embedded cuesheets and logs (field names "Cuesheet" and "Log")

       --write-binary-tag "Field=@file.ext"
           write the specified binary metadata file to APEv2 tag, normally
           used for cover art with the specified field name "Cover Art

       -x "Field"
           extract the specified tag field only to stdout

       -xx "Field[=file]"
           extract the specified tag field to named file in same directory as
           source file; optional filename specification may contain %a which
           is replaced with the audio file base name, %t replaced with the tag
           field name (note: comes from data for binary tags) and %e replaced
           with the extension from the binary tag source file (or "txt" for
           text tag).

           yes to all warnings (use with caution!)


       wavpack(1), wvunpack(1), wvgain(1)

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       This manual page was written by David Bryant <>.
       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the BSD License.


       David Bryant <>


       Copyright (C) 2017 David Bryant

WavPack 5.1.0                     2017-01-13                          wvtag(1)

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