rhythmbox-client man page

rhythmbox-client — controls a running instance of rhythmbox

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Options

-?,--help

Show help options

--debug

Enable debug output

--no-start

Do not start a new instance of rhythmbox

--quit

Quit rhythmbox

-i,--interactive

Start interactive mode --no-present Don't present an existing rhythmbox window

--next

Jump to next song

--previous

Jump to previous song

--play

Resume playback if currently paused

--pause

Pause playback if currently playing

--play-pause

Toggle play/pause mode

--stop

Stop playback if currently playing

--play-uri=URI

Play a specified URI, importing it if necessary

--enqueue

Add specified tracks already in the library to the play queue

--clear-queue

Empty the play queue before adding new tracks

--print-playing

Print the title and artist of the playing song

--print-playing-format=format

Print formatted details of the song (see Format Options below).

--set-volume

Set the playback volume

--volume-up

Increase the playback volume

--volume-down

Decrease the playback volume

--print-volume

Print the current playback volume

--select-source=URI

Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point)

--activate-source=URI

Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point) and start playing from it if not already playing.

--play-source=URI

Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point) and start playing from it.

Format Options

%at

album title

%aa

album artist

%aA

album artist (lowercase)

%as

album artist sortname

%aS

album artist sortname (lowercase)

%ay

album year

%ag

album genre

%aG

album genre (lowercase)

%an

album disc number

%aN

album disc number, zero padded

%st

stream title

%tn

track number (i.e 8)

%tN

track number, zero padded (i.e 08)

%tt

track title

%ta

track artist

%tA

track artist (lowercase)

%ts

track artist sortname

%tS

track artist sortname (lowercase)

%td

track duration

%te

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.

Author

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

See Also

rhythmbox(1).

Referenced By

rhythmbox(1).

2007-06-28 GNOME