A nice little media catalog program for keeping track of your data CDs and DVDs is CD Cat (Disc Catalogue). It scans discs, notes all the files and folders, and adds it all to the database. It will even include the tags of MP3 files, and you can add extra comments for any folder or file. You can do searches for words, and it will include your extra comments.
Not only that, but you can use the Add Media button to scan local folders or even entire drives! So, not only can you catalogue your discs, but also your whole hard disk, or just specific folders. You can then use Rescan media to update the database, and do quick searches which will bear even more fruit if you’ve added keywords of use to you in comments on some of the files and folders.
There are other similar programs out there for Linux, but having tried a few, CD Cat is my recommendation. To install it, simply open Synaptic and mark cdcat for installation. Or even quicker, paste the following into a terminal:
sudo apt-get install cdcat
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