xmms2-launcher man page

xmms2-launcher — XMMS2 daemon launcher


xmms2-launcher [-l file] [-P file] [-v] [--] [XMMS2D_OPTION] ...
xmms2-launcher -h


XMMS2 is a redesign of the XMMS (http://legacy.xmms2.org) music player. It features a client-server model, allowing multiple (even simultaneous!) user interfaces, both textual and graphical. All common audio formats are supported using plugins. On top of this, there is a flexible media library to organise your music.

xmms2-launcher starts xmms2d(1) in the background. The main feature is that it does not exit until the IPC system of XMMS2 is available, meaning that as soon as the xmms2-launcher process has exited successfully xmms2d(1) is ready to accept commands.


Unrecognized options and options occuring beyond pseudo-option -- are passed to xmms2d(1).

-l file--logfile=file
Write log to file instead of the default log file location.
-P file--pidfile=file
Write the pid of xmms2d(1) to file.
-v, --verbose
Make xmms2-launcher verbose.
-?, -h, --help
Show short help information and exit.
Options beyond this marker are passed to xmms2d(1).
See xmms2d(1) for a list of options and their effect.


Below CACHEDIR is $XDG_CACHE_HOME/xmms2 on UNIX if the XDG_CACHE_HOME-environment variable is set. Otherwise it is $HOME/.cache/xmms2 (UNIX except Darwin), or $HOME/Library/xmms2/logs (Darwin).

The default location for storing log output of xmms2d(1).


The location where the XMMS2 logs are located by default.

See Also



The XMMS2 Project was started by Tobias Rundström and Anders Waldenborg. It is developed by a small group of contributers from all over the world.


This manual page was written by Alexander Botero-Lowry <alex@foxybanana.com>. It was reformatted by Erik Massop <e.massop@hccnet.nl>.

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