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.

If -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.

-U, --pause-playback

Pause if currently playing.

-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