music21.musicxml.archiveTools

Tools for compressing and decompressing musicxml files.

Functions

music21.musicxml.archiveTools.compressAllXMLFiles(*, deleteOriginal=False)

Takes all filenames in corpus.paths and runs music21.musicxml.archiveTools.compressXML() on each. If the musicXML files are compressed, the originals are deleted from the system.

music21.musicxml.archiveTools.compressXML(filename: Union[str, pathlib.Path], *, deleteOriginal=False, silent=False, strictMxlCheck=True) → bool

Takes a filename, and if the filename corresponds to a musicXML file with an .musicxml or .xml extension, creates a corresponding compressed .mxl file in the same directory.

If deleteOriginal is set to True, the original musicXML file is deleted from the system.

If strictMxlCheck is False then any suffix will do.

Returns bool if successful.

music21.musicxml.archiveTools.uncompressMXL(filename: Union[str, pathlib.Path], *, deleteOriginal=False, strictMxlCheck=True) → bool

Takes a filename, and if the filename corresponds to a compressed musicXML file with an .mxl extension, creates a corresponding uncompressed .musicxml file in the same directory.

If deleteOriginal is set to True, the original compressed musicXML file is deleted from the system.

If strictMxlCheck is False then any type of file will attempt to be extracted.

Returns bool if successful.