audtool man page

audtool — a small tool to control Audacious from the command line.

Synopsis

audtool [instance] command [parameter ...] ...

Description

audtool sends commands to a running instance of Audacious.

It can send many common commands, such as to skip to the next song in the playlist, and can also print status information, such as the title of the current song.

instance may be given as -1, -2, etc. (up to -9) to specify which instance of Audacious to control when multiple instances have been started.

Commands

Current song information

--current-song
Print the formatted title of the current song. Depending on Audacious settings, this may include information such as the artist and album name. To print only the song title, use --current-song-tuple-data title instead.
--current-song-filename
Print the file name (full path or URI) of the current song.
--current-song-length
Print the length of the current song in M:SS format.
--current-song-length-seconds
Print the length of the current song in seconds.
--current-song-length-frames
Print the length of the current song in milliseconds.
--current-song-output-length
Print the playback time counter in M:SS format.
--current-song-output-length-seconds
Print the playback time counter in seconds.
--current-song-output-length-frames
Print the playback time counter in milliseconds.
--current-song-bitrate
Print the streaming bitrate in bits per second.
--current-song-bitrate-kbps
Print the streaming bitrate in kilobits per second (1 kilobit = 1000 bits).
--current-song-frequency
Print the sampling rate in hertz.
--current-song-frequency-khz
Print the sampling rate in kilohertz.
--current-song-channels
Print the number of audio channels.
--current-song-tuple-data field
Print the value of a named field (artist, year, genre, etc.) for the current song. If the field name is omitted, a list of allowed fields will be printed.
--current-song-info
Print the streaming bitrate, sampling rate, and number of audio channels.

Playback commands

--playback-play
Start playback. If paused, playback will resume from the same point. If already active and not paused, it will restart from the beginning of the song.
--playback-pause
Pause playback, or resume if already paused.
--playback-playpause
Equivalent to --playback-pause if playback is active, otherwise --playback-play.
--playback-stop
Stop playback.
--playback-playing
Return an exit code of 0 (true) if playback is active.
--playback-paused
Return an exit code of 0 (true) if playback is paused.
--playback-stopped
Return an exit code of 0 (true) if playback is not active.
--playback-status
Print the playback status (“playing”, “paused”, or “stopped”).
--playback-seek time
Seek to the given time in seconds, relative to the beginning of the song.
--playback-seek-relative time
Seek to the given time in seconds, relative to the current time counter.
--playback-record
Toggle recording of the output stream (using FileWriter).
--playback-recording
Return an exit code of 0 (true) if stream recording is enabled.

Playlist commands

--playlist-advance
Skip to the next song in the playlist.
--playlist-reverse
Skip to the previous song in the playlist.
--playlist-addurl path
Add a song to end of the playlist. Either a URI or a local file path (absolute or relative) may be given.
--playlist-insurl path position
Insert a song at the given position (one-based) in the playlist.
--playlist-addurl-to-new-playlist path
Add a song to the “Now Playing” playlist, creating the playlist if necessary, and begin to play the song. Depending on Audacious settings, the playlist may first be cleared.
--playlist-delete position
Remove the song at the given position from the playlist.
--playlist-length
Print the number of songs in the playlist.
--playlist-song position
Print the formatted title of a song in the playlist.
--playlist-song-filename position
Print the file name (full path or URI) of a song in the playlist.
--playlist-song-length position
Print the length of a song in the playlist in M:SS format.
--playlist-song-length-seconds position
Print the length of a song in the playlist in seconds.
--playlist-song-length-frames position
Print the length of a song in the playlist in milliseconds.
--playlist-tuple-data field position
Print the value of a named field for a song in the playlist.
--playlist-display
Print the titles of all the songs in the playlist.
--playlist-position
Print the position of the current song in the playlist.
--playlist-jump position
Skip to the song at the given position in the playlist.
--playlist-clear
Clear the playlist.
--playlist-auto-advance-status
Print the status of playlist auto-advance (“on” or “off”).
--playlist-auto-advance-toggle
Toggle playlist auto-advance.
--playlist-repeat-status
Print the status of playlist repeat (“on” or “off”).
--playlist-repeat-toggle
Toggle playlist repeat.
--playlist-shuffle-status
Print the status of playlist shuffle (“on” or “off”).
--playlist-shuffle-toggle
Toggle playlist shuffle.
--playlist-stop-after-status
Print the “stop after current song” option (“on” or “off”).
--playlist-stop-after-toggle
Toggle the “stop after current song” option.

More playlist commands

--number-of-playlists
Print the number of open playlists.
--current-playlist
Print the number of the current playlist. When a song is playing, the current playlist is defined as the playlist containing that song. Otherwise, it is the playlist currently displayed in Audacious.
--play-current-playlist
Start playback. If paused or previously stopped in the middle of a song, playback will resume from the last point played. There is no effect if playback is already active and not paused.
--set-current-playlist playlist
Switch to the given playlist. If another playlist is playing, playback will switch to this one, resuming from the last point played. If playback is currently paused, it will remain so after the switch.
--current-playlist-name
Print the title of the current playlist.
--set-current-playlist-name title
Set the title of the current playlist.
--new-playlist
Insert a new playlist after the current one and switch to it as if --set-current-playlist were used.
--delete-current-playlist
Remove the current playlist. Playback, if active, will be stopped.

Playlist queue commands

--playqueue-add position
Add the song at the given playlist position to the queue.
--playqueue-remove position
Remove the song at the given playlist position from the queue.
--playqueue-is-queued position
Return an exit code of 0 (true) if the song at the given playlist position is in the queue.
--playqueue-get-queue-position position
Print the queue position of the song at the given playlist position.
--playqueue-get-list-position position
Print the playlist position of the song at the given queue position.
--playqueue-length
Print the number of songs in the queue.
--playqueue-display
Print the titles of all the songs in the queue.
--playqueue-clear
Clear the queue.

Volume control and equalizer

--get-volume
Print the current volume level in percent.
--set-volume level
Set the current volume level in percent.
--equalizer-activate [on|off]
Activate or deactivate the equalizer.
--equalizer-get
Print the equalizer settings (preamp and gain for all bands) in decibels.
--equalizer-set preamp band0 band1 band2 band3 band4 band5 band6 band7 band8 band9
Set the equalizer settings (preamp and gain for all bands) in decibels.
--equalizer-get-preamp
Print the equalizer pre-amplification in decibels.
--equalizer-set-preamp preamp
Set the equalizer pre-amplification in decibels.
--equalizer-get-band band
Print the gain of the given equalizer band (0-9) in decibels.
--equalizer-set-band band gain
Set the gain of the given equalizer band (0-9) in decibels.

Miscellaneous

--mainwin-show [on|off]
Show or hide the Audacious window.
--filebrowser-show [on|off]
Show or hide the Add Files window.
--jumptofile-show [on|off]
Show or hide the Jump to Song window.
--preferences-show [on|off]
Show or hide the Settings window.
--about-show [on|off]
Show or hide the About window.
--version
Print version information.
--plugin-is-enabled plugin
Return an exit code of 0 (true) if the given plugin is enabled. The plugin is specified using its installed filename minus the folder path and suffix: for example, crossfade for /usr/lib64/audacious/Effect/crossfade.so.
--plugin-enable plugin [on|off]
Enable or disable the given plugin. Note that interface and output plugins cannot be disabled directly since one of each must always be active. Enabling an interface or output plugin will automatically disable the previous plugin.
--shutdown
Shut down Audacious.
--help
Print a brief summary of audtool commands.

Commands may be prefixed with `--' (GNU-style long options) or not, your choice.

Bugs

There are no known bugs in audtool at this time; if you find any please report them at http://redmine.audacious-media-player.o….

Authors

audtool was written by George Averill <nhjm@nhjm.net> and William Pitcock <nenolod@atheme.org>.

This manual page was written by Adam Cecile <gandalf@le-vert.net> and Kiyoshi Aman <kiyoshi@atheme.org>. Some additional tweaks were done by William Pitcock <nenolod@atheme.org> and Tony Vroon <chainsaw@gentoo.org>. The manual page was updated for Audacious 3.7 by John Lindgren <john.lindgren@aol.com>.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/…>.

See Also

audacious(1)

Website

http://audacious-media-player.org

Referenced By

audacious(1).

May 2016 Version 3.8