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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 (and
	   other) 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)

       Please visit for	more information

       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) 2021 David	Bryant

WavPack	5.4.0			  2021-01-10			      WVTAG(1)


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