rhythmbox-client man page

rhythmbox-client — controls a running instance of rhythmbox


rhythmbox-client [option...][file...]


rhythmbox-client is a tool for controlling an already running instance of rhythmbox. It's useful for remote control scripting, adding specific files to the library from the shell, or printing details of what's playing. It also has an interactive mode, useful for controlling playback remotely via ssh. Any files specified after the option arguments will be added to the library. If the --enqueue option is given, the files will also be added to the play queue.


Show help options
Enable debug output
Do not start a new instance of rhythmbox
Quit rhythmbox
Start interactive mode --no-present Don't present an existing rhythmbox window
Jump to next song
Jump to previous song
Resume playback if currently paused
Pause playback if currently playing
Toggle play/pause mode
Stop playback if currently playing
Play a specified URI, importing it if necessary
Add specified tracks already in the library to the play queue
Empty the play queue before adding new tracks
Print the title and artist of the playing song
Print formatted details of the song (see Format Options below).
Set the playback volume
Increase the playback volume
Decrease the playback volume
Print the current playback volume
Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point)
Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point) and start playing from it if not already playing.
Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point) and start playing from it.

Format Options

album title
album artist
album artist (lowercase)
album artist sortname
album artist sortname (lowercase)
album year
album genre
album genre (lowercase)
album disc number
album disc number, zero padded
stream title
track number (i.e 8)
track number, zero padded (i.e 08)
track title
track artist
track artist (lowercase)
track artist sortname
track artist sortname (lowercase)
track duration
track elapsed time

Variables can be combined using quotes. For example "%tn %aa %tt", will print the track number followed by the artist and the title of the track.


This manual page was written by Sven Arvidsson <sa@whiz.se>, for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

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GNOME 2007-06-28