#42 terse output for testing lots of files


I am a very happy user of FLAC and use it exclusively
for all my audio compression. I simply don't mp3
anymore if I have wav and compress to flac instead..

Recently I had damage to my hard drive which resulted
in corrupted FLAC files. I have been using the -t
option to see which of some 4000 of files are damaged
but, it turns out that this feature, although very
useful, does not give a very convenient output. The
output contains very detailed information about the
damaged files but, most of the time, what is needed is
just a simple list of damaged files, which is very
difficult to extract from the very verbose output. So
I am suggesting a switch that would be applied in
conjunction with the -t and prevent FLAC from outputing
anything else but the names of the files that fail the
test. It's omission would still result in a verbose
output but a simple list of corrupted files, one per
line, is all that is needed most of the time.

FLorent Rizvanolli


  • Josh Coalson

    Josh Coalson - 2005-08-09
    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jcoalson
  • Josh Coalson

    Josh Coalson - 2005-08-09

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    I hesitate to add new options that can be easily accomplished with a
    script since flac already has a lot of options. but I'll keep this here.


  • Josh Coalson

    Josh Coalson - 2006-07-07
    • summary: Not a bug, a suggestion --> terse output for testing lots of files

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