hed - interactive and command-line editor for speech file main headers
[ options ] file
is a program to edit the fields of the main header of a speech
file. It can operate in an "interactive" mode, prompting for inputs,
or in a command-line mode, wherby replacement values may be entered using
program switches. Default operation is interactive; the command line
mode is used when any command line switch for header fields is used.
is also a useful utility for creating new (empty) speech files.
General options and their meanings are:
Identify program and exit.
Interactive mode but no questions - just create a new file with a default
header. If file already exists reports 'file exists', otherwise 'new file'.
COMMAND LINE EDITING
Each field in the main header
is allocated one option. To
text specify the text after the option. To
specify the null string ("") after the option. Strings are automatically truncated
to fit fields if necessary.
Owner of file.
Source Institute of recording.
Name of database to which recording belongs.
Recording session identification.
Recording session date.
Name of token (transcription/title).
Repetition code of token.
In interactive mode, each of the above fields are presented in turn, and
the user can enter the replacement text, or a single space character to
delete the current entry, or a [RETURN] to leave entry unchanged. In
addition the user can jump to a particular question by typing "!<num>" and
jump to the end by typing "!!". When all the questions have been answered
the program prompts you to save (y), quit (q) or re-edit the fields (n).
1.1 - Mark Huckvale.
Fri Jul 09 14:54:31 2004