cmus-remote man page

cmus-remote — control cmus

Synopsis

cmus-remote [OPTION]... [FILE|DIR|PLAYLIST]...
cmus-remote -C COMMAND...
cmus-remote

Description

Add FILE/DIR/PLAYLIST to playlist, library (-l) or play queue (-q).

If no arguments are given cmus-remote reads raw commands from stdin (one command per line). Raw commands are cmus' command mode commands. These same commands are used in configuration files and key bindings. cmus(1) contains full list of commands. For consistency also searching is supported: -C /text.

When -C is given all command line arguments are treated as raw commands.

Options

--server SOCKET
Connect using socket SOCKET instead of $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/cmus-socket.
--help
Display usage information and exit.
--version
Display version information and exit.
-p, --play
Start playing.
-u, --pause
Toggle pause.
-s, --stop
Stop playing.
-n, --next
Skip forward in playlist.
-r, --prev
Skip backward in playlist.
-R, --repeat
Toggle repeat.
-S, --shuffle
Toggle shuffle.
-v, --volume VOL
Change volume. See vol command in cmus(1).
-k, --seek SEEK
Seek. See seek command in cmus(1).
-Q
Get player status information. Same as -C status. Note that status is a special command only available to cmus-remote.
-l, --library
Modify library instead of playlist.
-P, --playlist
Modify playlist (default).
-q, --queue
Modify play queue instead of playlist.
-c, --clear
Clear playlist, library (-l) or play queue (-q).
-C, --raw
Treat arguments (instead of stdin) as raw commands.

Remote Commands

Special commands only available to cmus-remote.

status

Print information about currently playing track.

format_print

Print arguments as Format Strings. Each argument starts a new line.

Examples

Add playlists/files/directories/URLs to library view (1 & 2):

$ cmus-remote -l music.m3u \
http://live.urn1350.net:8080/urn_high.ogg

Load (clear and add) playlist to playlist view (3):

$ cmus-remote -c music.m3u

Three different ways to toggle repeat:

$ cmus-remote -R
$ cmus-remote -C "toggle repeat"
$ cmus-remote
toggle repeat
^D

Query settings or key bindings:

$ cmus-remote -C "set repeat?"
setting: 'repeat=false'
$ cmus-remote -C "showbind common a"
bind common a win-add-l

Dump the playlist to stdout:

$ cmus-remote -C "save -p -"
[...]

Search works too:

$ cmus-remote -C /beatles

See Also

cmus(1)

Author

Written by Timo Hirvonen <tihirvon@gmail.com>

Referenced By

cmus(1).

05/11/2006 cmus