rhythmbox-client Man page

rhythmbox General Commands Manual rhythmbox

NAME

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 spe‐
cific 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 argu‐
ments 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 , for the
Debian system (but may be used by others).

SEE ALSO

rhythmbox.

GNOME 2007-06-28 rhythmbox