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A command line tool to manipulate the XML based *.mscX and *.mscZ files of the notation software MuseScore.

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mscxyz

Manipulate the XML based mscx files of the notation software MuseScore.

Installation

From Github

git clone git@github.com:Josef-Friedrich/mscxyz.git
cd mscxyz
python setup.py install

From PyPI

pip install mscxyz
easy_install mscxyz

Usage

mscxyz

usage: mscx-manager [-h] [-V] [-b] [-c] [-d] [-g GENERAL_GLOB] [-m] [-v]
                    {clean,meta,lyrics,rename,export,help} ... path

A command line tool to manipulate the XML based "*.mscX" and "*.mscZ" files of
the notation software MuseScore.

positional arguments:
  path                  Path to a "*.mscx" file or a folder which contains
                        "*.mscx" files. In conjunction with the subcommand
                        "help" this positional parameter accepts the names of
                        all other subcommands or the word "all".

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit
  -b, --backup          Create a backup file.
  -c, --colorize        Colorize the command line print statements.
  -d, --dry-run         Simulate the actions.
  -g GENERAL_GLOB, --glob GENERAL_GLOB
                        Handle only files which matches against Unix style
                        glob patterns (e. g. "*.mscx", "* - *"). If you omit
                        this option, the standard glob pattern "*.mscx" is
                        used.
  -m, --mscore          Open and save the XML file in MuseScore after
                        manipulating the XML with lxml to avoid differences in
                        the XML structure.
  -v, --verbose         Make commands more verbose. You can specifiy multiple
                        arguments (. g.: -vvv) to make the command more
                        verbose.

Subcommands:
  {clean,meta,lyrics,rename,export,help}
                        Run "subcommand --help" for more informations.
    clean               Clean and reset the formating of the "*.mscx" file
    meta                Deal with meta data informations stored in the
                        MuseScore file.
    lyrics              Extract lyrics. Without any option this subcommand
                        extracts all lyrics verses into separate mscx files.
                        This generated mscx files contain only one verse. The
                        old verse number is appended to the file name, e. g.:
                        score_1.mscx.
    rename              Rename the "*.mscx" files.
    export              Export the scores to PDFs or to the specified
                        extension.
    help                Show help. Use “mscx-manager help all” to show help
                        messages of all subcommands. Use “mscx-manager help
                        <subcommand>” to show only help messages for the given
                        subcommand.

Subcommands

mscx-manager clean

usage: mscx-manager clean [-h] [-s CLEAN_STYLE]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -s CLEAN_STYLE, --style CLEAN_STYLE
                        Load a "*.mss" style file and include the contents of
                        this file.

mscx-manager meta

usage: mscx-manager meta [-h] [-c META_CLEAN] [-D]
                         [-d SOURCE_FIELDS FORMAT_STRING] [-j]
                         [-l DESTINATION FORMAT_STRING] [-s]
                         [-S DESTINATION_FIELD FORMAT_STRING]

MuseScore can store meta data informations in different places:

# metatag

## XML structure of a meta tag:

    <metaTag name="tag"></metaTag>

## All meta tags:

    - arranger
    - composer
    - copyright
    - creationDate
    - lyricist
    - movementNumber
    - movementTitle
    - platform
    - poet
    - source
    - translator
    - workNumber
    - workTitle

# vbox

## XML structure of a vbox tag:

    <VBox>
      <Text>
        <style>Title</style>
        <text>Some title text</text>
        </Text>

## All vbox tags:

    - Title
    - Subtitle
    - Composer
    - Lyricist

This command line tool bundles some meta data informations:

# Combined meta data fields:

    - title (1. vbox_title 2. metatag_work_title)
    - subtitle (1. vbox_subtitle 2. metatag_movement_title)
    - composer (1. vbox_composer 2. metatag_composer)
    - lyricist (1. vbox_lyricist 2. metatag_lyricist)

You have access to all this metadata fields through following fields:

    - combined_composer
    - combined_lyricist
    - combined_subtitle
    - combined_title
    - metatag_arranger
    - metatag_composer
    - metatag_copyright
    - metatag_creation_date
    - metatag_lyricist
    - metatag_movement_number
    - metatag_movement_title
    - metatag_platform
    - metatag_poet
    - metatag_source
    - metatag_translator
    - metatag_work_number
    - metatag_work_title
    - vbox_composer
    - vbox_lyricist
    - vbox_subtitle
    - vbox_title

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -c META_CLEAN, --clean META_CLEAN
                        Clean the meta data fields. Possible values: „all“ or
                        „field_one,field_two“.
  -D, --delete-duplicates
                        Deletes combined_lyricist if this field is equal to
                        combined_composer. Deletes combined_subtitle if this
                        field is equal tocombined_title. Move
                        combined_subtitle to combimed_title if combined_title
                        is empty.
  -d SOURCE_FIELDS FORMAT_STRING, --distribute-fields SOURCE_FIELDS FORMAT_STRING
                        Distribute source fields to target fields applying a
                        format string on the source fields. It is possible to
                        apply multiple --distribute-fields options.
                        SOURCE_FIELDS can be a single field or a comma
                        separated list of fields: field_one,field_two. The
                        program tries first to match the FORMAT_STRING on the
                        first source field. If this fails, it tries the second
                        source field ... an so on.
  -j, --json            Additionally write the meta data to a json file.
  -l DESTINATION FORMAT_STRING, --log DESTINATION FORMAT_STRING
                        Write one line per file to a text file. e. g. --log
                        /tmp/mscx-manager.log '$title $composer'
  -s, --synchronize     Synchronize the values of the first vertical frame
                        (vbox) (title, subtitle, composer, lyricist) with the
                        corresponding metadata fields
  -S DESTINATION_FIELD FORMAT_STRING, --set-field DESTINATION_FIELD FORMAT_STRING
                        Set value to meta data fields.

mscx-manager lyrics

usage: mscx-manager lyrics [-h] [-e LYRICS_EXTRACT] [-r LYRICS_REMAP] [-f]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -e LYRICS_EXTRACT, --extract LYRICS_EXTRACT
                        The lyric verse number to extract or "all".
  -r LYRICS_REMAP, --remap LYRICS_REMAP
                        Remap lyrics. Example: "--remap 3:2,5:3". This example
                        remaps lyrics verse 3 to verse 2 and verse 5 to 3. Use
                        commas to specify multiple remap pairs. One remap pair
                        is separated by a colon in this form: "old:new": "old"
                        stands for the old verse number. "new" stands for the
                        new verse number.
  -f, --fix             Fix lyrics: Convert trailing hyphens ("la- la- la") to
                        a correct hyphenation ("la - la - la")

mscx-manager rename

usage: mscx-manager rename [-h] [-f RENAME_FORMAT] [-A] [-a] [-n] [-s FIELDS]
                           [-t RENAME_TARGET]

Fields and functions you can use in the format string (-f, --format):

Fields
======

    - combined_composer
    - combined_lyricist
    - combined_subtitle
    - combined_title
    - metatag_arranger
    - metatag_composer
    - metatag_copyright
    - metatag_creation_date
    - metatag_lyricist
    - metatag_movement_number
    - metatag_movement_title
    - metatag_platform
    - metatag_poet
    - metatag_source
    - metatag_translator
    - metatag_work_number
    - metatag_work_title
    - readonly_abspath
    - readonly_basename
    - readonly_dirname
    - readonly_extension
    - readonly_filename
    - readonly_relpath
    - readonly_relpath_backup
    - vbox_composer
    - vbox_lyricist
    - vbox_subtitle
    - vbox_title

Functions
=========

    alpha
    -----

    %alpha{text}
        This function first ASCIIfies the given text, then all non alphabet
        characters are replaced with whitespaces.

    alphanum
    --------

    %alphanum{text}
        This function first ASCIIfies the given text, then all non alpanumeric
        characters are replaced with whitespaces.

    asciify
    -------

    %asciify{text}
        Translate non-ASCII characters to their ASCII equivalents. For
        example, “café” becomes “cafe”. Uses the mapping provided by the
        unidecode module.

    delchars
    --------

    %delchars{text,chars}
        Delete every single character of “chars“ in “text”.

    deldupchars
    -----------

    %deldupchars{text,chars}
        Search for duplicate characters and replace with only one occurrance
        of this characters.

    first
    -----

    %first{text} or %first{text,count,skip} or
    %first{text,count,skip,sep,join}
        Returns the first item, separated by ; . You can use
        %first{text,count,skip}, where count is the number of items (default
        1) and skip is number to skip (default 0). You can also use
        %first{text,count,skip,sep,join} where sep is the separator, like ; or
        / and join is the text to concatenate the items.

    if
    --

    %if{condition,truetext} or %if{condition,truetext,falsetext}
        If condition is nonempty (or nonzero, if it’s a number), then returns
        the second argument. Otherwise, returns the third argument if
        specified (or nothing if falsetext is left off).

    ifdef
    -----

    %ifdef{field}, %ifdef{field,text} or %ifdef{field,text,falsetext}
        If field exists, then return truetext or field (default). Otherwise,
        returns falsetext. The field should be entered without $.

    ifdefempty
    ----------

    %ifdefempty{field,text} or %ifdefempty{field,text,falsetext}
        If field exists and is empty, then return truetext. Otherwise, returns
        falsetext. The field should be entered without $.

    ifdefnotempty
    -------------

    %ifdefnotempty{field,text} or %ifdefnotempty{field,text,falsetext}
        If field is not empty, then return truetext. Otherwise, returns
        falsetext. The field should be entered without $.

    initial
    -------

    %initial{text}
        Get the first character of a text in lowercase. The text is converted
        to ASCII. All non word characters are erased.

    left
    ----

    %left{text,n}
        Return the first “n” characters of “text”.

    lower
    -----

    %lower{text}
        Convert “text” to lowercase.

    nowhitespace
    ------------

    %nowhitespace{text,replace}
        Replace all whitespace characters with replace. By default: a dash (-)
        %nowhitespace{$track,_}

    num
    ---

    %num{number,count}
        Pad decimal number with leading zeros.
        %num{$track,3}

    replchars
    ---------

    %replchars{text,chars,replace}
        Replace the characters “chars” in “text” with “replace”.
        %replchars{text,ex,-} > t--t

    right
    -----

    %right{text,n}
        Return the last “n” characters of “text”.

    sanitize
    --------

    %sanitize{text}
        Delete in most file systems not allowed characters.

    shorten
    -------

    %shorten{text} or %shorten{text,max_size}
        Shorten “text” on word boundarys.
        %shorten{$title,32}

    time
    ----

    %time{date_time,format,curformat}
        Return the date and time in any format accepted by strftime. For
        example, to get the year some music was added to your library, use
        %time{$added,%Y}.

    title
    -----

    %title{text}
        Convert “text” to Title Case.

    upper
    -----

    %upper{text}
        Convert “text” to UPPERCASE.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -f RENAME_FORMAT, --format RENAME_FORMAT
                        Format string.
  -A, --alphanum        Use only alphanumeric characters.
  -a, --ascii           Use only ASCII characters.
  -n, --no-whitespace   Replace all whitespaces with dashes or sometimes
                        underlines.
  -s FIELDS, --skip-if-empty FIELDS
                        Skip rename action if FIELDS are empty. Separate
                        FIELDS using commas: combined_composer,combined_title
  -t RENAME_TARGET, --target RENAME_TARGET
                        Target directory

mscx-manager export

usage: mscx-manager export [-h] [-e EXPORT_EXTENSION]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -e EXPORT_EXTENSION, --extension EXPORT_EXTENSION
                        Extension to export. If this option is omitted, then
                        the default extension is "pdf".

mscx-manager help

usage: mscx-manager help [-h] [-m] [-r]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help      show this help message and exit
  -m, --markdown  Show help in markdown format. This option enables to
                  generate the README file directly form the command line
                  output.
  -r, --rst       Show help in reStructuresText format. This option enables to
                  generate the README file directly form the command line
                  output.

Development

Test

tox

Publish a new version

git tag 1.1.1
git push --tags
python setup.py sdist upload

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The package documentation is hosted on readthedocs.

Generate the package documentation:

python setup.py build_sphinx

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