What applications are available for GNU/Linux that allow read-out of CD-Text data from CDs?

Command-line programs would be preferred.

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Libcdio contains a collection of command-line which are CD-Text aware. Specifically, you can get CD information using the cd-info program.

For more information on using particular libcdio library functions, have a look at the online documentation.

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    To get cd-info on Debian, install the libcdio-utils package.
    – Totor
    May 31, 2013 at 21:55
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    try to use cdda-player -l (in the same package)
    – sherpya
    May 2, 2019 at 10:42

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