exaile man page

Exaile — music manager and player


exaile [OPTION]... [URI]


Playback Options

-n, --next
Play the next track
-p, --prev
Play the previous track
-s, --stop
Stop playback
-a, --play
-u, --pause
-t, --play-pause
Pause or resume playback
Stop playback after current track

Collection Options

Add tracks from LOCATION to the collection

Playlist Options

Exports the current playlist to LOCATION

Track Options

-q, --query
Query player
Retrieves the current playback state and track information as FORMAT
TAGS to retrieve from the current track, use with --format-query
Show a popup with data of the current track
Print the title of current track
Print the album of current track
Print the artist of current track
Print the length of current track
Set rating for current track to N%
Get rating for current track
Print the current playback position as time
Print the current playback progress as percentage

Volume Options

-i N, --increase-vol=N
Increases the volume by N%
-l N, --decrease-vol=N
Decreases the volume by N%
-m, --toggle-mute
Mutes or unmutes the volume
Print the current volume percentage

Other Options

Start new instance
-h, --help
Show this help message and exit
Show program's version number and exit.
Start minimized (to tray, if possible)
Toggle visibility of the GUI (if possible)
Start in safe mode - sometimes useful when you're running into problems
Force import of old data from version 0.2.x (Overwrites current data)
Do not import old data from version 0.2.x
Make control options like --play start Exaile if it is not running

Development/Debug Options

Set data directory
Set data and config directory
Limit log output to MODULE
Limit log output to LEVEL
Show debugging output
Enable debugging of xl.event. Generates LOTS of output
Add thread name to logging messages.
Limit xl.event debug to output of TYPE
Reduce level of output


Disable D-Bus support
Disable HAL support.


Exaile 3.4.5 February 2016