Trying to rename/move singeltons into a singletons folder but Beets keeps creating album artist/album structures


#1

Hi,

I have a folder with lots of MP3s that I want to rename/move into a singletons folder but Beets keeps creating album artist/album structures.

I use the

> beet import -s [foldername]

command and have the following path for singletons

singleton: 'Singles/%the{artist} - $title'

My config has the following line:

import:
    singletons: no

to not import them but still process them.
What am I missing?

Thanks, Jan


#2

That configuration option is equivalent to not providing the -s option on the command line. (But the CLI option overrides it.)

Any chance you can provide some verbose output from an example run (and before/after directory listings)?


#3

I think I’ve got this sorted. My singleton Path was too low in the hierarchy of paths.
It’s now directly after ‘default’ and that seems to work.