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nicotine - Man Page

graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer network


nicotine [options]


Nicotine+ is a graphical application that allows users to interact with the Soulseek peer-to-peer network.


-c <file>, --config=<file>

Use <file> as configuration file. If <file> does not exists a new empty configuration file will be created.

-u <dir>, --user-data=<dir>

Use <dir> as directory for user data and plugins. If <dir> does not exists a new empty directory will be created.

-h,  --help

Show command help and exit.

-s,  --hidden

Start the program without showing window.

-b <ip>, --bindip=<ip>

Bind sockets to the given <ip> (useful for VPN).

-l <port>, --port=<port>

Listen on the given port. Overrides the port range configuration.

-r,  --rescan

Rescan shared files.

-n,  --headless

Start the program in headless mode (no GUI).

-v,  --version

Show version number and exit.

Exit Status

The regular exit status of the program is 0.
If required dependencies are not present, the exit status is 1.
If the given list of arguments cannot be parsed, the exit status is 2.



The configuration file.


Other personal files such as downloads, shares and logs.


Nicotine+ Team <https://nicotine-plus.org/>